Mesa Arizona Adult Dentistry – Denture Care - Jeffrey S. Miller, DDS, PC
Our practice provides a wide range of adult dental care products and services. On this page, you can learn more about ways to help take care of your dentures. For more information, be sure to visit or contact our office.
Your dentures need to be cleaned with a denture brush and soaked in fresh denture cleaner every day. I recommend Stain Away Cleaner which is available at major drug stores. It is much more effective than other cleaners.
Mix a cap full of cleaner with 4 ounces of hot tap water and soak your dentures for 20 minutes. Mix fresh cleaner daily. An overnight soak will help remove stains. Use a denture brush on both the inside and outside surfaces of your dentures. Rinse off the dentures before replacing them in your mouth.
Do not use toothpaste on dentures as it is too abrasive. You can use a soft toothbrush or wash cloth on the tissues of your mouth. Make sure you brush the top of your tongue to remove odor causing bacteria.
Partial dentures in Mesa must be removed from your mouth before brushing and flossing your teeth. Brush and soak the partials in cleaner for 20 minutes. If you soak your partials overnight use a less concentrated cleaner than Stain Away. Bacteria adheres to the underside of the clasps. Be sure to brush all areas of the partial that touch your teeth.