Dentures are a lifesaver for people who have lost one or more teeth. It helps a person to regain his smile, his confidence, and brings back his self-esteem. When you first bought our dentures, you may have been mesmerized by the whiteness that your dentures emanated. However, with time you begin to notice your dentures are beginning to get stained. Maintaining a white denture requires you to routinely care for your dentures. Persaud’s Dental Laboratory has prepared a list of tips that will help whiten your dentures and keep them stain free.
- Use hydrogen peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide has a strong whitening property. To whiten dentures with hydrogen peroxide, simply remove your dentures and coat it with the solution. Next rub the denture gently with a toothbrush, that will take out any stain on the prosthetic.
- Use dental bleach: Dental bleaches are bleaching agents designed specifically for dentures. It shouldn’t be confused with regular bleach which is damaging to the denture. To whiten dentures, mix a teaspoon of dental bleach with a glass of water, and soak them in the solution for around 15 & 20 minutes. Then take out the denture and gently brush it with a toothbrush.
- Use baking soda: Baking soda is a great agent to whiten dentures and natural teeth. Mix some baking soda with an equal amount of water, and use a toothbrush to clean the denture.
- Use white vinegar: White vinegar is the best denture cleaner that can kill any bacteria in dentures naturally. To clean your dentures with white vinegar, simply soak the dentures overnight and clean it with a toothbrush in the morning.
- Use salt: Salt is a great cleaning agent of dentures, you can simply dab a web toothbrush in some salt and use it to clean dentures. Or you can soak your dentures in a saltwater solution overnight to clean and disinfect it.
- Dental floss: Use dental floss to clean all the artificial teeth with floss the same way as natural teeth. Dental floss can effectively clean the tight spaces in dentures.
- Mouthwash: You have to mix an equal amount of mouthwash and water, and soak the dentures in the solution for half an hour. Rinse the denture thoroughly when you take it out.
How to remove different stains on dentures?
Maintaining a proper dental care makes your dentures long lasting and keeps its whiteness bright. Dentures are very easily stained by tobacco, coffee and nicotine and sometimes it can seem impossible to remove the stains. The best way to clean denture stains are given in the following steps
Steps to remove coffee stains from dentures
- Remove and Rinse: One thing you always need to remember is the longer the coffee stain is allowed to stay on the denture, the more damage it will cause to the denture. So, the first step is to remove your denture, and put it under running water to wash off the coffee stains.
- Gentle brushing: Clean your dentures daily by gently rubbing your toothbrush.
- Soak denture overnight using a denture cleaning solution: Soak your dentures in the denture cleaning solution, and brush it in the morning.
Steps to remove tobacco stains from dentures
The most effective way of removing tobacco stains from dentures is to soak the dentures effectively in denture cleaning solutions to prevent future staining.
What not to do while cleaning dentures?
Remember to never use the following while cleaning dentures
- Household cleaners
- Boiling water
- Teeth whitening products
Persaud’s Dental Laboratory: Your best friend
Having problems in your dentures? Thinking about having your full and partial dentures cleaned? Persaud’s Dental Laboratory is at your service. With 58 years of experience, we provide professional denture services at an affordable price. We are experts at cleaning partial dentures as well as full dentures. For further information, feel free to contact us or email us.