Plaque and tartar can build up on your dentures just like they do on your natural teeth. Discolouration from imbibing coffee, tea, red wine or cigarettes can also occur. The best way to remove stains from your dentures is by visiting Swiss Denture Clinic in Calgary for a cleaning, it’s also essential to clean them each and every day.
Keep Your Dentures Clean at Home
Dentures are easily chipped, cracked or broken, so consider cleaning them over a folded towel or a sink full of water to soften the fall in case you drop them.
Here are some tips to keep your dentures clean at home, and avoid stain-causing buildups of plaque and tartar.
• Rinse your dentures with water after every meal.
• Brush at least once a day, using a brush and toothpaste made specifically for dentures. Make sure to brush all the surfaces, including the part that touches your gums. You can also use mild hand soap or dishwashing liquid for this.
• Soak them in a denture soaking solution overnight and rinse them thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth in the morning.
If your dentures have metal clasps or clips on them, talk to a specialist at our denture clinic in Calgary before soaking them overnight as some solutions can tarnish the metal.
Stop Right There: Products Not to Use
While it may be tempting, there are certain products that you should never use on your dentures because they have abrasive properties that can scratch and damage them.
• Regular toothpaste
• Powdered household cleaners like Comet
• Baking soda
You should also never use bleach on your dentures. Not only can it weaken them, but it can also lighten the colour of your denture gums, and irritate your mouth and natural gums if not rinsed properly.
See Swiss Denture Clinic Regularly
The most effective way to brighten dull or yellow dentures is by having them professionally cleaned by a denturist in Calgary. This can be done at the same time as your yearly denture checkup, which ensures that your dentures fit well and will last as long as possible.