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How Do I Choose the Best Denture Cleaner?

Dentures can be cleaned by soaking in a solution overnight.
Baking soda mixed with vinegar can clean dentures.
Dentures are prosthetic teeth worn by those who have lost their natural teeth.
Partial dentures.
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To choose the best denture cleaner, consider several available products and determine what each one has to offer. Some cleaners offer a small handful of features, while others incorporate various ingredients designed to address every hygienic and personal care issue a denture-wearer could have. Some determining factors to consider might be what method the cleaner uses or in what form it is available. This could play a key role in your decision if you prefer a form, such as powder, over another, such as a tablet.

If you like the time-saving convenience of simply being able to drop your dentures in the solution and have them soak overnight, there are products that offer that simplicity. On the other hand, if you own an ultrasonic denture cleaner, or you're considering purchasing one, this could require a different product to clean with. That said, you might need to check the package of the cleaner to ensure it is compatible with your machine. Another essential aspect to consider with that option is the need to disinfect your ultrasonic cleaner regularly.

Consider the ingredients that are listed on the cleaner's package. Substances such as tobacco or foods such a blueberries and cherries have been known to cause staining on teeth and dentures. If your dentures are beginning to show signs of yellowing, you might wish to purchase a cleaning method with specially-formulated ingredients for whitening. This might include a mixture of chemical compounds known as oxidants.

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Another thing to look for in denture cleaners are ingredients aimed at killing bacteria. Normally present in the mouth, bacteria can be harmless, although they can present other concerns. For example, it is common for bacteria to cause dentures to develop a foul odor. This is a good reason to ensure the issue is addressed while searching for the best cleaner you can find.

You might also consider how well the cleaner removes food particles. This means it should be effective in cleaning away even the smallest traces of food left between the teeth. Whether the product is foaming or effervescent, the concept behind it should be to clean, remove debris, and sanitize your mouth. At the same time, it should have no harsh ingredients that could irritate your gums.

It's important to keep in mind that denture cleaners do not have to be store-bought. You can make your own homemade denture cleaner. Generally, this could prove to be less expensive while providing satisfactory results.

If this is something you wish to pursue, consider the ingredients you're choosing to use when preparing your solution. For sparkling clean dentures, many dentists recommend soaking them in hydrogen peroxide. Another option might be using a baking soda and vinegar mix. Those ingredients will provide thorough cleaning without the possibility of abrasive effects.

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anon359291
Post 7

By far the best denture cleaner is Stain Away and it can be bought for 4 bucks at any Walmart or Walgreen's and I'm sure there are more places. My own dentist was blown away after not seeing me for a few months at how clean my dentures were. They still looked like new! I had been through them all and Efferdent and Polident are a joke. Stain Away+ takes every single stain out in 15 minutes or less and I've left them soaking overnight without any adverse effects. Trust me: it's the best 4 bucks you'll ever spend.

anon293176
Post 6

Another method is to mix Hyrdogen peroxide with Ceylon Cinnamon leaf oil. Just two drops of Cinnamon leaf oil with 10 ounces of Hydrogen peroxide will do the trick.

anon196751
Post 5

If you are looking for the Novadent product above as it really is leaps and bounds better at cleaning tough stains, it is not a standard commercial product. As such it is only attainable through a professional such as a Dentist, Specialist or Denturist (Canada and select US states only). Your best option is to call a professional and ask if they sell it. You will probably not find this product at any pharmacy or department store.

yournamehere
Post 4

I always make my own denture cleaner -- it's much cheaper than the store bought ones, and I can also flavor it the way I like.

It's really easy. All you do is take a one pound box of baking soda and mix it with about a half a cup of salt. Just make sure you mix it really well, otherwise one usage your denture cleaner will be super salty.

Also, you can flavor the denture cleaner by adding in a little bit of cinnamon or a few drops of vanilla, clove, or any other essential oil that you would use in cooking.

Then store the whole thing in an air tight container, and you should have enough denture cleaner to last for a while. To use it, all you do is put some on a wet toothbrush, then scrub away.

Who would have thought that personalized denture cleaner could be even cheaper than the fancy denture cleaners? And if you guys have nay other denture cleaner recipes, I'd love to hear them.

EarlyForest
Post 3

I was wondering if you can use the same kind of denture cleaner that you use for whole dentures for partial dentures, or if you have to get a separate partial denture cleaner to clean them.

I have recently gotten partial dentures after having several teeth pulled, and I can't seem to find any partial denture cleaner on the market, so I've been using Valplast denture cleaner. However, I'm worried that it won't work right for my partial denture.

Can anybody tell me if it's OK to continue using this for partial dentures or if I need a separate formula?

Thanks.

Planch
Post 2

Did you know that there are actually a lot of things you can do with denture cleaner besides simply cleaning dentures?

I know it sounds kind of random, but actually, the effervescence of the denture cleaning formula make a really good multi-purpose household cleaner.

For example, you can use denture cleaner to clean baby toys, remove calcium deposits from a kettle, or even get stains off your coffee cups.

My personal favorite denture cleaner use is for cleaning glasswear though. It works really well for those oddly-shaped little glass items that have minerals or water spots built up on the inside. I have a lot of little vases and bottles that I use for flowers, etc, and I find that a little bit of denture cleaner works really well for cleaning these.

Oh, and one other thing -- you can use it to unclog a drain as well. Just put a denture tablet on top of the drain, pour hot water over it, and you're golden.

Anybody else got any good denture cleaner uses?

anon121140
Post 1

I have dentures now. it's been five years and I have tried polident and it doesn't remove the stain of smoking. I found one particular stain remover for dentures and I can't say enough of about it. I'm not sure if you can purchase this product but it's called NoVadent it is by far the best denture cleaner out there.

I'm so impressed by it actually that I recommend this to everyone I know who wears dentures and they are very satisfied with the product.

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