Shelby Township, Michigan Dental Patient Asks: What is the best way to clean my dentures?
Answer: There are a couple of methods used to clean dentures. The use of a hard bristled denture brush and denture cream is an excellent way to clean dentures. Also soaking the denture in solutions like Efferdent at night helps with stain and odor. To reduce the build up of tarter on the denture soak in vinegar overnight about once per month. The vinegar is an acid and it can dissolve the mineral deposits found in tarter.
Long term storage of old dentures is best done by placing them in the freezer inside of a zip lock freezer bag. First soak them in a solution of 1 part bleach to 9 parts water for about 30 minutes or so. Then rinse them off really well and dry. Next, place them in a zip lock freezer bag but be sure to not add water to the denture or this will potentially fracture them.