Can You Whiten Dentures?

Overtime it is natural for our dentures to start to look a bit more old and dull. How quick this happens will depend on how thorough you clean your dentures on a daily basis. Here are a couple of tips you can try to get your denture looking spic and span again.

Give Them a Vigorous clean

Use a stiff nail brush with warm soapy water and give them a good clean. Don’t use a toothpaste as this can take away the gloss and make them more prone to staining. You want to brush firmly and slowly around the teeth, cleaning as much of the stains away as possible (with this conventional method).

When cleaning your dentures in the basin, always clean low down and use a towel in the bottom of the sink, in case you accidentally drop them. Dentures are quite often broken when being cleaned in the sink.

Use Specific Denture Cleaner

There are many different types of denture cleaners available and we will be happy to recommend one to you. Its important to follow the instructions on the back of the denture cleaner and also to carry out the previous step of a thorough cleaning to get the best possible results. The denture can be left to soak in the cleaning solution once a week.

Please do not use a cleaner every night, as it can affect how the gum area of the denture looks (via a bleach out).

Ultrasonic Cleaner

This is the most hygienic way of cleaning your denture as it gets into all the nooks and crannies of your dentures and will blast away all the grime. It does require a nail brush cleaning prior to being used, but gives you the best of both worlds in terms of making your dentures look less dull, and also by killing any bacteria.

If you would like any advice on how to clean your dentures and make them look as good as possible, please do not hesitate to call us today.