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1.3K Points

Fri, Jun 7, 2019 11:47 PM

What is your opinion on best way to clean dentures

I have tried a variety of cleaning products including denture toothpaste and cleaning tablets, but I can tell that with the cost of these products along with adhesives, it is going to be pricey. Does anyone use homemade products like dish soap for brushing or vinegar, baking soda, salt, or hydrogen peroxide for cleaning? Thanks, just trying to be economical.....Some may say... cheap, and that's ok! :)

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4.2K Points

a year ago

Im on a budget so I use cheap cleaning tablets and dollar store mouthwash and soak my dentures in a mixture then I brush them with a soft toothbrush as soon as I take them out of the container and then I brush them again once I put them in

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1.4K Points

I use denture cleaner from the dollar tree also winco is pretty reasonable. never brush your dentures with a tooth brush use the denture brush , my dentist told me it will scratch them, also use dawn liquid dish soap. 

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Thanks Clydene! We have a dollar tree here but no winco. I will be picking up some Dawn :)

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742 Points

Here are the ways to clean your dentures
Remove and rinse dentures after eating
Rinse dentures thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth, especially if using a denture-soaking solution.
Brush your dentures regularly. Here are some oral hygiene tips for people with dentures or aligners. Click here 
7 Oral hygiene tips

73 Messages

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1.3K Points

a year ago

Thanks Patricia, I have not even looked at the Dollar store for products! Good idea :)

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4.2K Points

a year ago

Might as well right

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1.3K Points

a year ago

Yes! I am guilty of the convenience of the Wal-Mart one stop shopping. Or really, just lazy :)

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4.3K Points

a year ago

My sister uses dish soap and bleach.  She swears by it.  I use mouthwash and soak in stain-away once a week.  I wear mine 24-7 though.  

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1.3K Points

a year ago

Thanks 1Spicy!, Bleach! I think I would be too nervous to try that...The after taste! And 24/7 I just can't do at this point. I am glad when I can take them out! Stain away is one of the products I have used and do find it makes a noticeable difference. So with 2 for mouthwash, I can assume the mouthwash does not stain? I currently have the light blue Crest Pro Health.

221 Messages

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4.3K Points

a year ago

Rinse them for 30 seconds after bleaching (bleach mixed with water, you can google a recipe or ask any dentist), no after taste.  To clean them means to get rid of the plaque and tarter that cause bacteria.  You still make those even though you don't have teeth.  Any antiseptic mouthwash will do that with a soft brush for in between the teeth.  I drink coffee, that's why I use the stain-away.  If I had a different job and didn't want to spend much money, I would just use a bleach mixture.  I like mouthwash cause I can carry with me and use a few times a day.

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1.3K Points

a year ago

Ok...thanks for the info. I also drink coffee...a lot!

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4.3K Points

a year ago

Me too!  An embarrassing amount of coffee!  And I use the espresso beans, which ever are on sale, because I have to work a lot to stay afloat.  It does a number on acrylic.  I bought a baby toothbrush because acrylic is so easy etched and that's where you get the stains and germs.  I've seen people using vinegar at the senior center I volunteer at.  

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7.2K Points

a year ago

I soak mine once or twice a week with vinegar, seems to be working fine.
Nighty I soak in hot h2o or sometimes mouthwash and gently brush in the am