How to Clean Denture Stains

by | Jan 3, 2023 | Dentures Blog

Have you ever wondered how to clean denture stains? Smiles & More have got you covered!

Why is denture cleaning important? Well, one of the essential factors in oral health is hygiene.

Here at Smiles & More, we understand the embarrassment caused by stained or discoloured dentures. 

This latest blog from Smiles & More will explain everything you need to know on how to clean denture stains.

How to Clean Denture Stains

Cleaning denture stains can be difficult, but with the right approach, it does not have to be.

Soak & Clean

Before cleaning denture stains, it is vital to ensure that your dentures are properly soaked and cleaned.

This helps reduce the risk of further damage to the dentures during the cleaning process.

The best way to clean denture stains is by using an overnight soak in a specialised cleaning solution.

Several types of specialised cleaning solutions are available today, including those specifically designed for dentures.

These solutions contain enzymes and bacteria-fighting agents that help break down and remove stubborn build-ups and discolouration caused by food and drink particles.

Once you have chosen your cleaning solution, add it according to the instructions provided on its label and then place your dentures into the solution overnight.

Household Remedies

In addition to specialised cleaners, some household products can also be used to clean stubborn dental stains.

For example, white vinegar mixed with water in equal parts is excellent for removing mild tartar build-up from your dentures.

Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a bowl or container, and then submerge your dentures in this mixture for 30 minutes before rinsing them off with warm water.

Another option is baking soda mixed with water; this is a good paste for brush cleaning stubborn dental stains.

Mix three tablespoons of baking soda with one cup of warm water until it forms a paste-like consistency.

Then apply this paste directly onto the stained areas of your dentures using an old toothbrush or soft-bristled brush, gently scrubbing them until they become visibly clean.

Rinse thoroughly after scrubbing so that no residue remains on your dentures afterwards

Hydrogen Peroxide

Finally, if all else fails, you can try using hydrogen peroxide as a last resort method to remove tough dental stains from your dentures.

Take 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide mixed with 2 cups of warm water and submerge your stained dentures into this mixture for around 30 minutes before rinsing them off thoroughly afterwards.

Remember that hydrogen peroxide should only ever be used as an emergency measure when all else has failed due to its potentially damaging effects on particular materials like plastics or metals!

Smiles & More Denture Cleaning Services

Our cleaning system takes around 20-30 minutes when your denture receives an intense cleaning service so it can be kept as hygienic as possible.

The Smiles & More charge is only £20.00, and we recommend that this deep clean is done 3-4 times per year.

We boast the UK’s leading denture cleaning system at our North West clinics, which helps to keep your dentures in the best condition.

Contact Us

For more helpful tips on cleaning denture stains, call us on 01925 231 601.