How often should I clean my dentures?
Dentures need to be cared for just the same as you would look after natural teeth. By keeping them clean it will help stop bacterial mouth infections, preserving gums and any remaining teeth. We recommend that for optimum denture care you clean your dentures thoroughly last thing at night and at least one other time during the day and after eating if you need to.
How should I clean my dentures?
The general denture care rule is: brush, soak and brush again. Always clean your dentures over a bowl of water or a folded towel in case you drop them. Using a fizzy denture cleaner will help remove stubborn stains and leave your dentures feeling fresher. Brush them as you would natural teeth, but careful not to scrub too hard as this could damage them.
A small to medium head toothbrush is ideal for the task. Make sure all the surfaces of the dentures, including the surface which fits against your gums, are cleaned.
No bleaching products
Never use any type of bleaching product to clean your dentures. Bleaching can lead to a weakening of the prosthetic as well as making them look unsightly. Do not use very hot water as it can weaken the dentures and may cause warping.
What should I do with a soft lining?
It’s important you check with the Denture Clinic to determine what soft lining has been used. Just ask and we’ll advise you.
What if I have a chrome denture?
Some cleaning products can damage chrome dentures, so have a chat to us please. If your denture has clasps, you will also need to take particular care when cleaning to avoid damaging them.
Should I remove my dentures to sleep?
Dentists often recommend removing your dentures at night to give your mouth a chance to rest. Leave them in water to prevent any warping or cracking.