Before you break out the steel wool, take a minute to consider some safe ways to clean stain off your denture.
Don’t underestimate the effectiveness of a good brushing. Brushing your denture with a soft brush at least once a day should do wonders for preventing stain buildup.
If you sleep with your denture in at night, you’re only increasing the likelihood of stain. Removing your appliance and soaking it in water and denture cleanser will help keep stain from drying onto the teeth and discoloring them.
Now for some other tricks you can try for lifting old stain from your denture.
A few-minute soak in a ratio of 1 part household bleach to 10 parts of water could help lighten stain. But be careful you don’t soak more than ten minutes – it could also bleach the acrylic gums or make them brittle.
(Disclaimer: NEVER use this soak without first consulting your dentist.)
Equal parts of white vinegar and water can be used on occasion to loosen tartar deposits that dull teeth. This method, too, should first be cleared with your dentist.
When All Else Fails
Heading to your local dental office is definitely the best thing you can do. While you have your regular checkup, trained team members will remove denture debris by hand and give your denture an ultrasonic cleaning.
You can’t whiten denture teeth the way you do natural teeth. So there may come a time when you have to retire your current denture because the tooth color has darkened. At that point, you’ll get to start over from a clean slate!
Remember to ask your dentist about the best way to remove stain from your denture.
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Prime Dental Care
417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ 08540
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