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Denture Cleaning Medication
No: You should have an appointment to go back in to see them tomorrow to have it removed and cleaned. Removing it may make it difficult to replace. It helps keep the swelling down. So if you were to take it out tonight, put it back in right away. It is going to hurt to do it though. ...Read more
Normal?: Only use denture cleanser as other chemicals may be hazardous to your health and detrimental to the dentures. ...Read more
Partial denture: It is important to clean your partial and your remaining teeth to keep your mouth healthy. Take your partial out at least twice a day to clean it and also brush your teeth. You can use a soft toothbrush without toothpaste or a cleaner made for partials to soak it in. Continue to see your dentist for regular exams and cleanings. Your remaining teeth are very important. ...Read more
Depends: Depending on the method of attachment of the denture to the implant, you may be able to remove it and clean it daily. Some dentures can be removed by the patient while others can only be removed by the dentist. Your dentist will inform you about the best way to clean your denture. ...Read more
Dentistry: is there really any difference whether I use a denture cleaning paste/creme for my removable vs. A brand name regular toothpaste?
Yes, there is: Denture cleaning pastes / creams are designed specifically for the denture materials. Tooth paste is made strictly for teeth, it has some abrasives that would be too aggressive to the dentures. Tooth enamel is a very strong, it can take more abrasion than the denture plastics. You want to keep the dentures as smooth as possible in order to minimize bacterial or fungi adhesion. ...Read more
What's it like to wear a removable partial denture? How can I ensure they stay clean so I have good oral hygiene?
Adjustment phase: A partial is a removable prosthetic device that replaces missing teeth. There is usually an adjustment phase as this is not what the body is used to and may require some adjustments as the device is fabricated on a plaster model which has no moving muscles or gum tissues. ...Read more
Is there a better way to clean my night guard? When I got my night guard, my dentist said all I needed to do to clean it was soak it with some of those denture tablets every other week, and rinse it off after waking up. I've been doing both of those thing
Is it safe to use those denture cleaner tablets on a night guard? My dentist told me to brush my night guard to clean it, but I don't think it's really getting that clean. Would those denture tablet things work to clean it? .
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Denture tabs.: You can use denture tablets. The way we tell denture patients to keep them clean is by using a denture brush, found at many pharmacies, with dish soap. Make sure you clean them over a sink filled with water in case you drop them. Then rinse and place in a denture cup with water and a bit of mouthwash while you sleep. ...Read more
24 hours: The dentist should be the one to remove them the next day. They should check for healing, clotting, and pressure / sore spots, as well as fit. Adjustments as needed then and over the next 1 - 4 weeks. Rinse only gently for the first 2 -3 days, so you don't wash out the clots. See your dentist for follow-up right away. Good luck. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Water and Vinegar: Store the dentures overnight in water, adding half of a teaspoon of white vinegar will help keep them clean and odor free. Old fashioned, inexpensive and efficient method. ...Read more
Most Effective Way: Brush your dentures at least twice daily. Make sure to add some hydrogen peroxide to the bath along with a effervescent tablet. This is the most effective home remedy to clean your dentures. ...Read more
I have new dentures will polident bleach the gum part of my dentures and what is the best thing to clean them with?
Polident is good:
Brush them with a good denture cleaner. Polident is one of those.
Also, when out of your mouth (that should be for about 8 hours per day) let them soak in something like Polident or even plain water. Use a brush about once a day too. ...Read more
How to clean stained dentures? I drink a lot of coffee, and it has stained my dentures. Soaking with cleaning tablets didn't work completely. Is there something else I can try? .
Your dentist: Bring them in and see if they can clean in the ultrasonic cleaner, and then polish. You should always brush them with toothpaste before the cleaning solution -- this will also help. Once badly stained, only the dentist can help. ...Read more
I drink a lot of coffee, and it has stained my dentures. Soaking with cleaning tablets didn't work completely. I know the take-home trays don't, but since this stuff is stronger and uses a light to really get it working, I was hoping it might work? I'm wo
Use a paste: Paste of toothpaste and baking soda to remove any stubborn stain the denture cleaners do not remove. ...Read more
4x4 gauze: Great question! A soft cloth, or 4x4 gauze wrapped around your finger is easy on your gums, yet has rough enough a texture to scrape off plaque--a film of live bacteria growing--in your mouth. You may soak the gauze in mouth wash for cleaner feeling, too. Do not forget to clean the denture in denture cleaner to kill bacteria growing on its surface also. ...Read more
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