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28 Messages


324 Points

Sun, Dec 6, 2015 3:19 PM

Denture cleaning

I was going to use Polident 3 Minute cleaner then follow up with my brush. I was told and read that I should either use the Polident solution or dish soap to clean my dentures. My dentist wants me to store them dry due to the bacteria that forms in the container of water. Thoughts?


26 Messages


842 Points

5 years ago

WHAT??????? We were told that a denture should never be left out to dry out.  Polident is good for overnight and it does kill all the bacteria on the denture.  Inbetween  the specialist said I could use water but add a cap full of mouthwash.  In the morning, rinse and put in your mouth and it feels fresh.  Never heard of using dish soap, ever!!!

30 Messages


724 Points

5 years ago

Agree with polydent directions, leave overnight.........quick soft brush and rinse,,,,,

815 Messages


20.8K Points

5 years ago

Are you talking about full dentures or partials?

I was told that I could use any liquid, non-abrasive soap or denture tablets by my dentist. She also said that it didn't matter if I left my dentures in a 3-minute cleanser all night or for just 3 minutes. I was told the same thing as just about everyone else - either in your mouth, soaking in cleanser or in water ( with or without non-alcohol mouthwash )!

But my sister has a partial and her instructions are a bit different.

That's what I know.

27 Messages


1.2K Points

5 years ago

I agree with Judy. I was told that they should be soaking in cold water when not wearing them to prevent them from drying out and becoming brittle. I use Stain Away every other day and soak them in that while I'm in the shower. Other than that I use clean cold water. In answer to your other post about favorite adhesive I prefer Fixodent. I've tried Polygrip but Fixodent seems to hold longer and better for me.