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A 36-year-old member asked:

What's the best way to clean coffee and tea stained dentures?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. John DeWolf
41 years experience
Not toothpaste: Soak in denture cleanser and use soap along with a soft brush. Toothpaste is too abrasive and will be hard on the acrylic surfaces in most dentures. If the staining is persistent or severe, ask the dentist to use an ultrasonic cleaner on them when you are in for your annual oral cancer examination.
Dr. Mayur Nayee
12 years experience
Ultrasonic cleaner: Have your dentist run it through the ultrasonic cleaner which most offices will have. Don't try to clean it with toothpaste as the abrasives will affect the acrylic and then spoil the fit of the denture.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Dentist: Go in for your checkup and ask them to clean your dentures. Sometimes they will be ultrasonically cleaned and then polished. Depends on office. We have much stronger cleaners for this. At home, clean thoroughly with soft toothbrush and toothpaste, then soak in antimicrobial denture cleaner.Some of my patients really like "stain away" as well as the effervescent cleaners.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Manually brush: Soaking is fine, but to attempt to really clean the dentures, the dentures need to be soaked and then scrubbed (but not with anything too abrasive to leave scratches, etc on the dentures. Sometimes the stains are so extreme, you may want to bring to a dentist and he/she may have to send to a dental lab.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to get the stains off dentures?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Denture stains: Dentures build up plaque and tartar just like natural teeth. Be sure to clean them daily. There are special toothpaste just for dentures. Also you may use some of the cleansing tablets that you soak the teeth in overnight. When you go to the dentist for a checkup, have them use their ultrasonic machine to give them a good cleaning.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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