Three steps to clean dentures
Just like brushing your natural teeth, the process is simple. Read our three simple steps for cleaning dentures to help maintain a healthy smile:
Step 1: Soak
Drop a denture cleansing tablet into warm water – not hot as this may cause damage to your dentures – and soak the dentures for the amount of time specified on the product packaging. There should be enough water to completely cover the denture. Brushing your dentures helps remove plaque, however, soaking them in solution helps remove other debris that the bristles cannot reach.
Step 2: Brush
Using a soft-bristle toothbrush and the cleanser tablet solution, gently brush your dentures to clean off any remaining debris. Specialist denture brushes are available which are suitable to use on dentures daily. Try to avoid using regular toothpaste, as its abrasive effects could cause tiny scratches on the denture surface, which could then cause bacteria to build up. Brushing all surfaces of your dentures with a specialist paste will leave you feeling confident you’re doing all you can when it comes to good oral hygiene and taking great care of your dentures.
Step 3: Leave dentures out overnight
Once soaked and brushed, rinse your dentures thoroughly under running water.
Knowing exactly how to clean your dentures and having a daily cleaning routine should help ensure your full and partial dentures are kept as clean as possible, leaving you feeling confident to get on with enjoying life.
Adapted from https://www.mydenturecare.com/en-gb/expert-advice/living-with-dentures/looking-after-your-dentures/, accessed