Denture Instructions

Denture Cleaning Instructions and Tips

How to clean dentures ⤵︎

Your dentures will last longer and fit better if you take proper care of them. Keep these points in mind to keep your partial dentures in top shape:

  • Clean dentures daily: Brush your dentures each day the same way that you would brush your teeth, with one key difference:
  • Skip the toothpaste! Many commercial types of toothpaste can damage false teeth- even implant dentures.

  • Use a soft-bristle denture brush, designed specifically for cleaning dentures, and water to brush all surfaces and whiten dentures.
  • But be careful not to bend any attachments. PRO TIP: Rinse your dentures with water after each meal.

    Can you soak dentures in mouthwash?

    You can, but it is best to buy specialized denture cleaners for soaking dentures.(Easy natural, homemade methods below)  

  • But soaking is not a substitute for brushing—you need to brush the dentures to remove growth of microorganisms (bad bacteria) on the denture implants dentures, especially Candida albicans, thereby preventing denture-related stomatitis.
  • Treat dentures right: IMPORTANT– Fill the sink with water or place a folded towel in it when handling your dentures, so you don’t break them if they should fall into the sink. (Read about digital dentures- 6x stronger than regular false teeth- see more)

    Do you soak dentures in hot or cold water?

  • When you aren’t wearing your dentures, let them soak in cool water (preferably distilled/filtered water) to keep them from drying out.
  • Be careful of cleaning solutions if your dentures have metal attachments—the solutions could cause the metal to tarnish.

Don’t soak dentures in hot water—they could warp.

Remove your dentures (full or partial) every night: This allows the gum tissue beneath them a chance to rest.

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Best Way How to Clean Dentures Naturally DIY (not bleach)

Plaque can form on dentures, just like natural teeth. If they’re not removed every day, your dentures may look less white and bright.

It is also important to clean your dentures with a denture brush and soak them in a cleanser solution daily to avoid odor.

  • Clean your dentures over a sink filled with water to avoid damage if you drop them.
  • Rinse dentures thoroughly in warm water to remove any loose food particles.
  • (Conventional toothpaste, bleach, and vinegar are NOT designed for denture cleaning and could, in some cases, cause damage.
  • Scratched dentures will harbor unsightly plaque bacteria, causing denture odor.
  • Harsh products like bleach may even turn the pink parts of your dentures white.

    Homemade Denture Cleaner– for partials or any false teeth ⤵︎

    DONT HAVE POLIDENT CLEANER!  No worries, simply use Dawn dish soap or Palmolive. Any quality Anti Bacterial dishsoap will work perfectly as false teeth soap. 

  • Moisten a denture brush (soft-bristle toothbrush or denture toothbrush) to clean all surfaces of your denture gently. Brushing too hard can damage any plastic or metal parts. Rinse and brush in clean, warm water.
  • Brush your gums, tongue and natural teeth with a fluoride toothpaste before reinserting your dentures. This will help remove plaque from your teeth, stimulate circulation in your mouth and help maintain good oral health.
  • Rinse with a mouthwash after brushing to give your mouth a refreshed feeling.

How to Whiten Dentures & Remove Stains?

Use Hydrogen Peroxide to naturally whiten your dentures- you may have some in your medicine cabinet.

PRO TIP: Keep Hydrogen Peroxide handy, plus it only costs $.99 cents, so store it under the sink or keep a bottle with cleaning supplies.

  • Stains can be easily removed– this green cleaning method is much gentler than bleach with no discolorization.
  • Ideal to remove red wine stains on dentures with hydrogen-peroxide.

You can also purchase specialized denture bleach, DONT USE regular teeth whiteners or you can damage the acrylic.

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