How to clean dentures?
Just like regular teeth, dentures gather plaque, tartar and stains in daily use. To keep your mouth looking and feeling its best, a good denture cleaning routine can help. Here’s how it’s done.
Step 1: Soak
Drop a denture cleansing tablet into a small container of warm water and soak the dentures for the amount of time specified on the product packaging. There should be enough water to completely cover the denture. You may want to use a specialist denture cleanser, such as Polident, which can remove* 99.9% of odour-causing bacteria**.
Step 2: Brush
Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and the cleanser tablet solution to gently brush your dentures to clean off any remaining debris. Discard any remaining cleaning solution and rinse your dentures thoroughly under running water. Avoid using regular toothpaste, as its abrasive effects could cause tiny scratches on the denture surface, which could then cause bacteria to build up.
Step 3: Rinse
Once soaked and brushed, discard any remaining cleaning solution and rinse your dentures thoroughly under running water.
Step 4: VISIT YOUR DENTIST REGULARLY
Schedule regular visits to your dentist so that they can check up on your dentures and the rest of your mouth.
Knowing exactly how to clean your dentures and having a daily cleaning routine should help ensure your full and partial dentures are kept as clean as possible, leaving you with every confidence to live life loud.
*When used as directed.
**In laboratory tests.