Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 18 March 2011 08:20
If retainers aren’t cleaned fully, microbes tend to build up on them, according to the UCL Eastman Dental Institute.
A study was recently conducted analyzing the types of microbes that live on retainers. At least 50 percent of retainers contain pathogenic microbes, according to the study.
This study appears in the journal Letters in Applied Microbiology.
Based on the findings in the study, new cleaning products are necessary to improve the cleanliness on retainers.