How To Clean Your Dentures

Hello, I’m Dr. Grey Kantor here at Kantor Dental Group in San Rafael, California.

Today I want to talk to you about how to clean dentures. Dentures need to be cleaned a little differently than your teeth. You can brush them; however, you don’t want to use toothpaste, because using toothpaste will actually… Has an abrasive in it and that’ll slowly make the dentures get smaller and smaller. It’s not a good idea to use toothpaste with your denture. However, you can clean it with basically anything else, any non-abrasive cleaner. Soap works, Listerine’s really nice, hydrogen peroxide, all these work really well with it and can clean up the teeth and even get off some of those surface stains.

Polident is a great product. It’ll definitely take off a lot of the stains overnight, just the extrinsic stains on the dentures themselves, and will kill the bacteria as well, as it says right here on the box. Those are the best ways to clean it, but the most important thing is to try not to use toothpaste so you can make that denture last as long as possible. Also, when you come in to the dentist, which you should come to the dentist once a year for a checkup, even if you have full dentures, we’ll clean it here and we can offer you some advice on other ways that may be able to help you clean it. Again, my name’s Dr. Grey Kantor with Kantor Dental Group, Aesthetic Dentistry and Implantology. Please subscribe.

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