How to remove your dentures
Fill a sink or bowl with water. That way, your dentures don’t break if you accidentally drop them.
For upper dentures, place your thumb or fingers between the denture and your cheek.
Now press down gently where the denture meets the gums. Try to use even amounts of pressure to loosen them.
To remove lower dentures, place your thumb and fingers on either side of the denture.
Rocking them gently, pull your lower dentures to loosen them.
Practice makes perfect. You’ll soon work out how to remove your dentures quickly and safely.
Rest regularly, clean properly
Aim to take your dentures out at night. Cleaning them twice a day is a great habit to get into.
Store well, store wet
If you’re not going to wear your dentures again that day, pop them in water or a cleansing tablet solution.
Boot that bacteria
Soaking your dentures using a denture cleanser tablet, such as Polident, not only helps remove* 99.9% of odour-causing bacteria**, it’ll help give them a deep clean.
*when used as directed
**In laboratory tests. Kiesow, A. et al. (2016) J. Prosthet. Dent. 115(2);189-98. Financial sponsor: Haleon.