Professional denture cleaning

When wearing dentures, it is important to keep them as clean as you would natural teeth. Plaque and deposits can build just as easily on dentures as they do on natural teeth in the mouth.

There are some tough denture stains that are difficult to remove at home such as stains caused by tea, coffee and red wine. Although you clean your dentures regularly, these stains can build. And just as people have their natural teeth regularly cleaned to remove surface stains, your dentures can be cleaned to remove staining too.

Plaque deposit can also build up on the denture too. These deposits can feel rough to the touch, be unsightly, cause a bad taste and even cause bad breath. They may also affect the fit and comfort of your denture.

Professional denture cleaning

Professional denture cleaning by the Denture Clinic, Dudley

Our Sympro machine uses gentle mechanical movement to thoroughly clean your denture of surface stains and deposits. It quickly and reliably removes frequently occurring deposits leaving you feeling more confident and comfortable with your denture without causing any breakage or scratching. The dentures are then finished with a gentle polish as done when you first received them.

This process takes 30-45 minutes where you can sit and wait in a private surgery here at the clinic until the process is complete. We recommend you bring a along a book or book and enjoy a moment with a hot drink. Alternatively you can book appointments with other members of the dental team whilst your Sympro clean is running such as a check up with Owain the Dentist or a Scale and Polish with Sophie the Hygienist.

We recommend that your denture be cleaned professionally with our Sympro Cleaning Service 3 to 4 times a year to maintain your dentures.

For daily cleaning, we recommend that you clean your denture 2 times daily with soapy warm water to remove debris and plaque. This can be done using a denture brush or simply a larger brush such as a nail brush.

We also recommend that the teeth are soaked 2 times daily in a denture soak of your choice. Ideally these soaks can be done overnight, but if you prefer to wear your denture overnight, shorter soaks are available that can be done in minutes.

We recommend you do not use abrasive products such as toothpaste or abrasive powders as these can scratch the dentures which give bacteria an area to stick to more easily.

dentanurse sonic denture cleaner

Dentanurse sonic cleansing machines

The Denture Clinic, Dudley, West Midlands also sell Dentanurse sonic cleansing machines here at the practice that uses a sonic cleansing action for the daily cleaning of dentures used with Dentanurse cleansing tablets.

Check out our page on denture care for more tips and if you require any more information about professional denture cleaning or want to speak to a member of the team, please call us at the Denture Clinic on 08000 285 185.

Dentanurse cleansing tablets – available at the Denture Clinic

Denture care tips

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