Rinse, soak, brush & rinse
Always clean your dentures over a bowl of water or a folded towel in case you drop them.
1. Remove dentures and brush any food debris under warm running water.
2. Place dentures in a solution of warm soapy water ie: a small amount of any washing up liquid and leave to soak for
2 minutes, rinse the soap off before using any denture cream.
3. Use a denture cream and a soft bristled brush to clean clean all tooth surfaces, including the fitting surface of your
denture. ie the surface which comes into contact with your gums.) just as you would your own teeth. Be careful not to
scrub too hard as this may cause grooves in the surface and encourage bacterial growth to form.
4. Rinse your dentures with clean water before replacing.
5. Every day or at least once a week place your dentures into a cleaning solution (effervescent) Always follow the
Joe Gaeta is a qualified Clinical Dental Technician, he works alongside many dentist’s in the Milton Keynes area
Providing false teeth and dental appliances for dental surgeries. He is also available to assist you on any questions
you may have concerning your dentures.
What’s the best way to care for your dentures?
• Remove and rinse dentures after eating. Run water over your dentures to remove food debris and other
loose particles. You may want to place a towel on or in the sink so that the dentures won’t break if you drop
• Clean your mouth after removing your dentures. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush on natural teeth and
gauze or a soft denture toothbrush to clean your tongue and palate.
• Scrub your dentures at least daily. Gently scrub your dentures using a denture cleaner, mild soap or
dishwashing liquid and a denture brush or soft toothbrush to remove food, plaque and other deposits.
Avoid stiff-bristled brushes, strong cleansers and harsh toothpaste, as these are too abrasive and can
damage your dentures. Toothpastes advertised as whitening pastes are especially abrasive and should be
avoided with removable dentures.
• Handle your dentures carefully. Be sure you don’t bend or damage your denture especially any with
plastic or metal clasps. Take care that you are using the correct cleaning soak as some contain corrosives
(Chlorine)and will damage or tarnish the metal components on your Chrome dentures. Always contact your
dentist or (CDT) who will be more than happy to advise.
• Soak dentures overnight. Most types of dentures need to remain moist to keep their shape. Place the
dentures in water or a mild denture-soaking solution overnight. Check with your dentist or Clinical Dental
Technician about properly storing your dentures overnight.
• Rinse dentures before putting them back in your mouth, especially if using a denture-soaking
solution. Please take care, these solutions can contain harmful chemicals that cause vomiting, pain or
burns if swallowed.
• Regular dental checkups. Your dentist or Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) will advise you about how often
to visit to have your dentures examined and professionally cleaned. Your dentist or (CDT) can help ensure a
proper fit to prevent slippage and discomfort call us promptly if your dentures become loose as this can
cause irritation, sores and infection.The use of an effervescent denture cleaner will help remove stubborn
stains and leave your denture feeling fresher, this is especially important if you use any kind of denture
fixative. If you notice a build up of stubborn stains or scale, you can have your dentures cleaned
professionally For £30