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Why Does My Retainer Smell Bad?

braces smell

You went to put your retainer in before bed, but when you opened the case a horrible smell jumped out at you. What in the world happened to your retainer during the day? Can retainers really rot? While it isn’t uncommon for retainers to develop a smell, there is something you can do about it, as well as things you can do to avoid it happening to begin with.

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Five ways to keep your braces clean

cleaning braces

Once you have new braces fitted, you might think it’s time to relax, put your feet up and wait while they straighten your teeth and improve your smile.

But after you leave the orthodontist’s chair, it’s down to you to keep your braces clean as they straighten your teeth. The last thing you want is a build-up of plaque – which could lead to pain and tooth decay.

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