Although dentures look and function as natural teeth, caring for them is not the same.
It is important to understand dentures are made of a specific material that requires specialised, gentle care.
How to clean dentures?
You can clean your dentures in three easy steps:
Step 1: Rinse your dentures under cold water and use a soft denture brush to remove any debris.
Step 2: Soak your dentures in a denture cleaning tablet or solution. While you’re waiting, brush your gums to stimulate blood circulation.
Step 3: Rinse your dentures.
Do not clean your dentures with:
- Boiling hot water
- Bleaching products
- Anything abrasive
- Anything not designed for dentures
There is no need to vigorously brush them, to use toothpaste, to put them in the dishwasher, or anything more abrasive. Subjecting your dentures to harsher cleaning practices can damage them.
Be sure to only use cleaning products and methods specifically designed for dentures. If you have dentures supported by implants, you need to be sure to clean underneath the dentures and around the implants regularly. If your implant-supported denture is removable, be sure to remove it in order to thoroughly clean the implants and the denture.
How often do you clean dentures?
You should clean your dentures twice daily (the same as you would with your natural teeth). This will help prevent oral infections and inflammation that could lead to further tooth loss.
Caring for dentures
We can also thoroughly clean your dentures in our dental laboratory. Our dental prosthetist will be happy to answer any questions you may have and even walk you through cleaning your dentures if need be.