Cleaning dentures: it's easy to start – and maintain – a daily care routine.
Now you may be asking yourself, "Do I brush or soak?" Actually, both.
Here's the routine:
||1. Soak your dentures or partials in a container of warm water with a Polident® effervescent tablet.
2. Brush your dentures or partials with the Polident® solution and a soft denture brush. Brushing after soaking helps to ensure the removal of debris and plaque that soaking alone can miss.
Remember not to use toothpaste, which can actually scratch your dentures. See,
dentures are softer than natural teeth, so the abrasives in toothpaste can scratch
dentures and partials. These scratches provide places for bacteria to attach and grow,
which can cause bad breath. See why toothpaste is great for teeth and not for dentures.
||3. Rinse your dentures well with running water before you insert them. Remember to handle your dentures over a sink half-filled with water. This will help protect your dentures if you drop them. And remember to discard the used Polident solution.
Daily cleaning with Polident® MicroClean will help to remove tough stains, kill 99.9% of odor-causing bacteria, and effectively remove plaque and odor-causing film. Plus Polident® MicroClean kills more key microorganisms found on dentures than leading regular toothpastes.* Cleaning your denture with Polident®, as part of a daily oral health routine, helps contribute to good oral health. Click here to find out which Polident® solution is right for you.
Other important things to remember when cleaning your dentures:
- Store your dentures in water to prevent them from drying out.
- Make sure you remember to rinse and dry off your dentures before you put them back in.
- Do not place tablets or tablet solution in mouth.
Special note when cleaning partials.
While the process for cleaning partials is pretty similar to the process you would follow when cleaning dentures, there is one key difference: use a product for partials, Polident for Partials, that won't harm the metal clasps of your partial.
When you're cleaning partials with a denture brush, don't brush too hard - you don't want to bend the metal clasps.
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