This is a sponsored post in partnership with Savings.com and Efferdent.
Having a retainer or mouthguard isn’t exactly the coolest thing in the world, but do you know what is even worse? Bad breath. Retainers that aren’t properly cleaned can retain bacteria which ultimately leads to bad breath.
I remember getting my first retainer when I was still in elementary school. Not only did I have to remember not to throw the retainer away with my lunch tray, but I also had to remember to clean it each day.
While using a toothbrush on it helped to remove the big stuff, bacteria can still get stuck in the crevices. That’s when I found this handy way to get your retainer nice and clean — and smelling good!
This trick does involve making a trip to your local pharmacy and picking up a box of Efferdent. While Efferdent is a fabulous denture cleaner, it also works great to clean retainers and mouthpieces. Never fear, however, as you can download this valuable coupon for $1 off of a 24 count box or $1.50 off of a 78 count box.
This is a pretty significant savings since you can get the 44 count box at Rite Aid for $3.99. Add a $1.00 off coupon on top of that and it makes it $2.99, or $0.07 a tablet. The 102 count box is $6.99 and with the $1.50 off coupon it makes it $5.49 or $0.05 a tablet.
Efferdent is the first and only denture cleanser tablet brand accepted by the American Dental Association as it delivers a complete clean with powerful oxi-action. The 5-in-1 cleansing system keeps your dentures or mouthpieces in tip-top shape. If you are using Efferdent for dentures, it helps to whiten the dentures, reduces plaque buildup, as well as actively cleans between the dentures. Other features of Efferdent is that it removes stubborn stains and kills 99.9% of odor-causing bacteria.
The process of cleaning a retainer is super easy. All you need to do is fill a small cup of water about halfway full with some warm water. Drop in an Efferdent tablet and it will immediately start to bubble. Place the retainer in the cup so that it is fully submerged. Allow the retainer to soak for at least 5 minutes to effectively clean it.
It is that easy. All it takes it a little effort and you will have a clean retainer and not have to worry about bad breath!
In addition to the printable coupons above, be sure to check out your Valpak envelope for additional savings on Efferdent.