Cleaning your dentures every day is important for good oral hygiene. If you don’t, plaque and bacteria can form on them leading to oral health problems. We recommend cleaning dentures thoroughly twice a day and after eating when necessary. At the Maidenhead Denture Studio, we recommend the following procedures are followed, the information provided is a general guide only, if you have a specific concern then please contact us for a FREE consultation:

  • General rule when cleaning your dentures is: brush, soak, brush.
  • Don’t forget, your dentures are breakable! It is always a good idea to clean your dentures over a bowl of water or a folded towel in case you drop them.
  • Brush your dentures thoroughly before soaking! This will remove loose food particles. Use cool or warm water NOT hot water! Hot water could warp your dentures.
  • Soak your dentures in a denture cleaner, if required. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use. Again, if you’re not sure contact us.
  • Apply a denture cleaning paste to a moistened denture brush or a soft-bristled toothbrush. However, never use conventional toothpaste as this can permanently damage your dentures. Brush all surfaces thoroughly. Avoid using brushes with stiff bristles, as these bristles can damage the denture material. If unsure contact us for guidance.
  • Brush your gums, tongue and the roof of your mouth with a soft-bristled regular toothbrush to remove plaque and stimulate circulation. Rinse your dentures, then reinsert them.
  • At the Maidenhead Denture Studio we recommend you leave your dentures out at night, as this allows your gums time to rest. Whilst you sleep at night, soak your dentures in a cleaner or water. If you use a denture cleaner, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use. However, if you feel more comfortable sleeping with your dentures in, please clean your dentures thoroughly before retiring to bed.
  • Please remember that if you use any kind of denture adhesive this needs to be removed daily.
  • DO NOT use very hot water or any type of bleaching product to clean your dentures.
  • If you notice a build-up of stains or scales, then we can clean your dentures professionally for you at the Maidenhead Denture Studio. Don’t forget we are here to help, so if you are unsure just contact us.

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