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  1. Arti says:

     Regular cleaning will reduce plaque bacteria build up that can cause bad breath and discoloration. Be careful to avoid heat as this may deform the plastic in your retainer.  it’s also important to clean them regularly as plaque bacteria can quickly build up and may lead to bad breath or other problems. Cracked or broken retainers or aligners may not hold your teeth in place and should be replaced by your dentist. Just like retainers, it’s important to care for your mouth guard on a daily basis.  Learn more about the relationship between retainers, aligners and plaque bacteria here. It’s important to care for your retainer or aligner.

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