May 11, 2019
After investing in high-quality new replacement teeth, you want to keep them looking healthy, natural, and bright. No matter if you have all of your natural teeth or restorations, because of stain-causing foods, drinks, and habits, your smile can discolor over time. So, what can you do to keep your dentures looking beautiful? Read on for 4 tips and the do’s and don’ts of whitening your restoration.
Brushing Your Dentures Without Causing Scratches Or Stains
Replacement teeth can be easily scratched and stained if you’re not careful about the kind of tools you use. Using brushes that have soft bristles help avoid damaging your dentures. They also make special double-sided denture brushes that are great for cleaning. Daily gentle brushing can help remove surface stains and keep your dentures looking as good as new.
A cost-effective cleaning solution is to use a clear liquid soap. Avoid commercial, colored, or dish soaps because they can be too abrasive on your restorations. It’s also best to also steer clear of regular toothpaste because it can be too rough and cause damage.
White Vinegar For Cleaning And Whitening
An easy at-home remedy that can help clean and brighten your dentures is soaking them in white vinegar. Because plaque and oral bacteria can cling to your replacement teeth, it’s important to sanitize them regularly. Soaking them in an overnight solution of vinegar can kill bacteria and clear lingering food particles, tartar, and stains. When you wake up in the morning, be sure to gently brush them after removing them from the vinegar. Doing this every week can help keep your pearly whites bright and germ-free.
Denture Cleaning Solutions
You can ask your dentist to recommend a couple non-abrasive denture cleaning solutions that can help remove stains and clean them. These often contain citric acid and soda bicarbonate to help remove discoloration because of highly-pigmented foods and beverages. All you need to do is add a tablet or two to a glass of warm water. Let it fizzle out and place your dentures in the solution for at least 3 minutes. After that, brush and rinse them.
Professional Denture Cleaning
To get the best-quality teeth whitening and cleansing, your can schedule an appointment with your dentist or prosthodontist. They can polish your dentures and remove any stains, just like a regular professional checkup and cleaning. This can also prevent any accidental damage from occurring.
If you have questions about how to care for and clean your dentures, your best bet is to talk to your dentist before trying any home remedies. They can provide you with the most effective and safest methods. Keeping your dentures germ-free and bright can give you the peace-of-mind and confidence you need to let your smile shine!
About the Author
Dr. Manpreet Dhaliwal graduated from the University of Michigan earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2011. Ever since, he has been providing his patients with healthy beautiful smiles they can be proud to show off. His favorite part of his profession is working with patients to help them achieve their goals. For questions or to schedule an appointment, visit Four Corners Family Dentistry’s website or contact 425-413-8505.
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