How to Properly Maintain Your Dentures 

dentist holding Dentures in North Miami model

If you want your dentures in North Miami to last as long as possible, you should take good care of them. 

Because dentures are made of different materials, it’s important to know what you can and can’t do to clean them. The following tips will help you learn more about dentures and how to properly care for them.    

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How to Maintain Your Dentures


Because dentures are made of plastic, whitening them like real teeth is impossible. Clean your dentures daily to eliminate food, plaque, and bacteria to reduce staining. Dentures won’t get permanently stained if you brush with a soft toothbrush or a denture brush. This will also keep your mouth healthy.   


Apply non-abrasive soap or denture paste after dampening the brush. Gently scrub every surface, both inside and out, with a brush. Most stains can be safely removed using various over-the-counter denture cleanser products. Unless your dentist or prosthodontist gives you specific instructions on using bleach, avoid using bleach on your dentures.   


You can clean and disinfect your dentures with diluted household bleach, but wait to use bleach until you see your prosthodontist for instructions. Your prosthodontist might need to remove more difficult stains.  


Avoid using regular toothpaste to brush your dentures. Although dentures are made of durable plastic toothpaste can damage them because they frequently contain ingredients and chemicals not suitable for your dentures. And even the plastic is sturdy, it’s not as durable as tooth enamel and can be damaged if toothpaste is used to clean your dentures.   

You should hand-clean your dentures daily using dishwashing liquid and a specialized brush. Dentures should be thoroughly rinsed before being immersed in the water-based cleaning solution for the night.  

Dentures in North Miami soaked in denture solution

Do You Need Help Cleaning Your Dentures in North Miami?

At Biscayne Dental Center, our team can help you maintain, clean, and fix your dentures. Give us a call today to learn more about the services we offer!