Keeping Your Child's Retainer Clean and Safe During COVID-19

Keeping Your Child's Retainer Clean and Safe During COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that the virus that causes COVID-19 "is thought to spread mainly from person to person, but it may also spread by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your own mouth, nose, or possibly your eyes." More than ever, it is important to provide kids with the education and tools necessary to prevent the spread of not just COVID-19, but other illnesses and harmful bacteria as well. Retainers can be a breeding ground for bacteria, especially if they are not stored properly, which is exactly why we invented the RooTainer protective case.

Keeping a retainer clean is easier when children have a safe and easy place to store their retainers and mouth guards. The most common recommendation is that retainers  and mouth guards are stored in a glass of distilled water when not being used. This is not always a convenient solution for retainer storage, which is why RooTainer cases are an essential accessory for any child or teen that regularly wears a retainer or mouth guard.

The RooTainer protective retainer case is durable and secure and comes with a clip option, making it easy to attach to a waistband or backpack. It gives active kids a convenient and fun place to store their retainers and mouth guards. RooTainer cases are:

  • Safe: FDA-compliant, BPA free materials, and recyclable
  • Secure: unique locking mechanism stands up to heavy use
  • Durable: hinge withstands wear and tear, super strength 2mm construction
  • Hands Free: Attach on waistband with built-in clip or connect to a backpack with carabiner clip
  • Ventilated: 30 holes help the mouthpiece dry quickly
  • Easy to Clean: top-rack dishwasher safe

In addition to proper storage, keeping a retainer clean is just as important as brushing your teeth. You need to clean your retainer in warm water and dish soap once a day to keep it healthy and prevent the growth of bacteria. We also recommend periodically giving your retainer a thorough cleaning.

RooTainer cases provide an extra layer of protection against the spread of diseases and the growth of harmful bacteria that comes with the frequent removal and placement of a retainer or mouth guard. Provide your child with a simple solution for keeping their mouthpiece clean by clipping a RooTainer case to their backpack or sports bag.