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Is it ok to clean a clear retainer for denture cleaning in dishwasher?

Is it ok to clean a clear retainer for denture cleaning in dishwasher?

No: The intense heat in some dishwashers can affect the prosthesis integrity. Best to just brush and or place in enzymatic bath. ...Read more

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I had an immediate denture today should I take it out tonight to clean it?

I had an immediate denture today should I take it out tonight to clean it?

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

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Could liquid handwash (dettol) be used to clean denture?

Could liquid handwash (dettol) be used to clean denture?

Normal?: Only use denture cleanser as other chemicals may be hazardous to your health and detrimental to the dentures. ...Read more

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How frequently should I remove my partial denture for cleaning?

How frequently should I remove my partial denture for cleaning?

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

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If a denture is used with implants, are you able to pull it out and clean it everyday?

If a denture is used with implants, are you able to pull it out and clean it everyday?

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

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Dentistry: is there really any difference whether I use a denture cleaning paste/creme for my removable vs. A brand name regular toothpaste?

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

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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

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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 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

The: The one thing you do not want to clean a nightguard with is toothpaste/toothbrush. This can be abrasive to the guard, and bacteria/stain can accumulate very quickly. I advise warm-soapy water. Using a little bit of hand soap and rinsing it off completely is what is best. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a denture cleaner such as poligrip to clean your retainer while pregnant?

Is it safe to use a denture cleaner such as poligrip to clean your retainer while pregnant?

Yes: Any of the effervescent cleaners are fine when used as directed. Be sure to rinse thoroughly afterwards. You should be just fine. Good of you to think about your child first! ...Read more

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How do I keep dentures clean?

How do I keep dentures clean?

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

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I'm wondering how long after extractions and dentures put in should I take them out to clean?

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

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How does the dentist should clean dentures?

Special chemicals.: The dentist will have his staff clean the denture with special instruments and solutions to remove stains, plaque, or any buildiups present. They will then be polished to a high shine. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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

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

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Is there an old fashioned remedy for cleaning tea stained dentures?

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

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What is the best way to clean and remove stains from false teeth and bit plate?

What is the best way to clean and remove stains from false teeth and bit plate?

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

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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

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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? .

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

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How do you clean your mouth if you wear dentures?

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