How to Clean Dentures – The Denture People’s Guide to Denture Maintenance
How to Clean Dentures – The Denture People's Guide to Denture Maintenance

Do you want to know how to clean dentures? The Denture People have you covered!

Dentures are essential to many people’s lives, and keeping them clean is crucial to maintaining good oral health.

While dentures can be cleaned with regular brushing and flossing, there are some special considerations to consider when caring for dentures.

This latest The Denture People blog gives tips on cleaning dentures and keeping your smile looking its best.

How to clean your Dentures and take care of them

  • Brush your dentures at least once a day

Just like natural teeth, dentures must be brushed regularly to remove food debris and plaque.

Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive cleanser specifically designed for cleaning dentures. Be sure to brush all surfaces of the dentures, including the tongue side and roof of the mouth.

  • Rinse your dentures after every meal

After eating, it’s important to rinse your dentures well to remove any food particles that may be stuck to them. Rinsing also helps to prevent staining.

  • Soak your dentures overnight

Every night, you should soak your dentures in a cleansing solution to remove any plaque or bacteria that may have accumulated during the day.

Many different types of soaking solutions are available, so be sure to ask your dentist or dental hygienist which one is right for you.

  • Avoid hard foods and chewing gum

Chewing hard foods and gum can put unnecessary stress on your dentures and cause them to break.

Stick to softer foods that are easy to chew, and be careful when biting into anything hard.

  • See your dentist regularly

Even if you take good care of your dentures, it’s important to see your dentist or dental hygienist regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings.

They can spot any problems early on and help keep your dentures in top condition.


One thing denture patients need to consider is the adaptation of their teeth.

Although your dentures will keep their shape, your mouth is constantly changing like the rest of your body.

The bone which supports the denture can recede and shrink away. This can make dentures loose and less stable, impair your ability to chew and give you deep ageing lines and wrinkles. The teeth of the dentures may also become worn and require renewal.

When dentures feel loose, many people resort to adhesive powders or pastes to hold them in position.

While these aids may be temporary, they should not be used routinely. The looseness is a sign that natural resorption of the bone has occurred.

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