How to Clean Dentures

Oct 22, 2022 | Digital Dentures

denture in san antonio

Check out our step-by-step video on how to clean dentures and keep them in top shape!

Why Does Cleaning False Teeth Matter?

Denture wearers know: their teeth may not get cavities or gum disease like natural teeth do. HOWEVER, dentures still need proper care to stay looking and feeling good. Cleaning your dentures the right way helps prevent denture emergencies. It also minimizes denture sores, mouth yeast infections and bad breath.

Here’s how to clean dentures:

1. Rinse the denture under water.

2. Brush the denture using a soft bristled toothbrush, soap and warm water. This removes plaque.

3. Soak the denture in denture cleaner for 15 minutes or the manufacturer instructions. Denture soaking overnight in denture cleaning solution is typically not needed.

4. Rinse the denture under warm water (not hot water!).

Denture maintenance involves daily cleaning AND check-ups with your dentist

Professional denture maintenance starts with a consultation. Itโ€™s the critical step to evaluate your denture and denture fit and to protect your health and your investment so you can actually wear dentures comfortably and confidently. To get your denture maintained, schedule your consultation today! Call right now (210) 691-1211

Is There A WRONG Way to Clean???

Yes, actually. We occasionally meet a new patient who has ruined their denture using some new heavy duty cleaning method or product. Check out the video below to find out 5 things we commonly see ruining dentures. The first thing in the video that you’ll hear about is how not cleaning a denture can ruin it. The fact that you’re reading this page tells me that you won’t fall into the trap of using random chemicals as denture cleanser. However, some of the next tips are things that clean freaks do. Just because a chemical is good at removing stains, doesn’t mean it’s good for your denture. Don’t do these things if you want to protect your denture and keep it smiling!

See what our patients have to say about their experiences!

Explore More

Are Today’s Dentures Better?

It's nearly impossible to tell the difference between this implant bridge and the digital denture above it. Today's technology makes them more lifelike. Absolutely today's dentures are better...if you get the right ones. Today's Digital Dentures, made digitally using...

read more

Wondering How to Eat A Hamburger with Dentures?

Eating a hamburger with dentures can be tricky - here's a no fail way to enjoy a juicy burger! Hamburgers are difficult to eat with dentures. Why? Because biting a burger one puts a lot of pressure on the front of the denture. This pressure often pops the suction and...

read more

How to Avoid Denture Face

When I picture classic denture face, I picture a sweet old lady like Mama Coco on Disney's film Coco. We all love her, but most people want to avoid looking like her. Denture face or "old man face" happens because of bone loss. Figuring out how to avoid denture face...

read more

What Is Good for Sore Gums With Dentures?

5 Tips to Fix Sore Gums from Dentures! https://youtu.be/IHYsIbxX0oQ Most denture sores fall into one of two categories: blister-like sores and yeast sores. Here are our top 5 tips to treat sore gums from full dentures. Tip #1: Gargle with Salt Water If you're...

read more

How Do I Get False Teeth?

If you've been struggling with bad teeth, you are probably wondering "How can I get false teeth?" Follow these 6 steps to get your best dentures. Step 1: A Consultation The first step is always sitting down with your dentist at a consultation to discuss what needs to...

read more

How to Get Bottom Dentures to Stay in?

3 Tips to Make Those Lower Dentures Behave! Lower dentures are very frustrating because they move around so much. So many patients come in with loose lower false teeth and want to know why they move so much and what they can do about it. Lower false teeth move more...

read more

Are Dentures Uncomfortable?

Some Dentures Are Comfortable, Some Are Not 7 Factors That Affect Denture Comfort Every denture patient has times when their dentures are more comfortable than their old teeth and time when their dentures feel uncomfortable. These next seven factors are key to...

read more

Do Dentures Hurt?

Some Dentures Are Comfortable, Some Are Not 6 Tips to Keep Your Denture from Hurting Every denture could hurt. Follow these 6 tips to help keep your denture pain-free! Tip #1: Make Sure Your Dentures Fit Well Dentures that fit well don't hurt. Getting dentures that...

read more

SIGN UP FOR OUR DENTAL NEWSLETTER

Schedule Your Consultation

Whether you have teeth or not, you deserve a smile you can be proud of!

A beautiful smile changes how you look. It also changes how you live. Imagine laughing and eating freely with friends again! If you want to smile with confidence, we can help. Take the first step today. Schedule your consultation!

Smiles are our passion so that living can be yours!