Denture wearers must still clean their teeth. False teeth are susceptible to stains from tea, coffee and food. Dirty dentures grow all sorts of nasty bacterial and fungal films and having them sit in your mouth will make your tissues irritated and can lead to infections.There are loads of denture tablets available; however there are homemade remedies that will clean just as well. Household items such as bleach, vinegar and baking soda are powerful cleaners and disinfectants that will remove most stains and food particles, returning the denture to its original state.
The following are a guide for your homemade solutions and work best as a 15 minute soak:
- Bleach & Water – 1 tbsp bleach to 10 tbsp water
- White Vinegar & Water – 1 cup vinegar to 1 cup bleach
- Baking Soda & Water – 1 tsp baking soda to 1 cup water