How to Clean Partial Dentures
Storing Your Partials
Most dentures need to be placed in water or a cleansing solution overnight to keep their shape.2 Place your partials in a glass of water or a cleansing solution like Polident Overnight Whitening Denture Cleanser whenever you’re not wearing them to prevent them from drying out. Make sure to rinse your dentures thoroughly before placing them in your mouth after using a cleansing solution.1 Always store your partials as advised by a dental professional.
Rinsing Your Partials
Rinsing your dentures after you eat will help wash off some of the food and debris that could lead to plaque buildup. Dentures are fragile, so make sure to rinse them over a bowl of water or a folded towel to avoid dropping them.1
Ask Your Dentist About Partials
If you have questions about how to clean partial dentures, ask your dentist or dental hygienist for their advice. Steps may vary depending on the type of partials you have and what your partials are made of. Your dentist can also assist you in removing any tartar or stubborn stains off your partials.2
Denture cleaning. Oral Health Foundation. https://www.dentalhealth.org/denture-cleaning Accessed 7/13/2023.
- Denture Care and Maintenance. Oral Health Foundation. https://www.ada.org/en/resources/research/science-and-research-institute/oral-health-topics/dentures Accessed 7/13/2023.