A 30-year-old member asked:
is it proper to soak my dental flipper in mouth wash?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Simon Rosenberg answered
45 years experience Dentistry
5-10 Minutes Only: Proper care of a dental "flipper" partial denture includes brushing it with a toothbrush to remove food particles & adherent dental plaque and rinsing it afterwards. Keep it in clear, clean water when not in your mouth. Use a commercial denture cleanser soak or mouthwash for 5-10 minutes daily to reduce possible odor and stain. Warning: some mouthwashes may alter the color of the the denture base.
Answered on Apr 21, 2016
Dr. Earl Sandroff answered
42 years experience Dentistry
You can...: You can soak your flipper in almost any liquid you like. But make sure you brush it off first...Soaking won't get rid of built up food and crud. Remember...If you do soak your flipper in a colored liquid it could pick up that color into the structure of the appliance. Really, clean water changed regularly is the easiest and best.
Answered on Jul 3, 2015
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