What Stains Dentures?

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Want to make sure your new dentures last as long as possible? Taking the right steps when it comes to denture care is very important. If you want to keep your dentures from staining, here are some of the best tips you need to keep in mind:

Why do dentures turn yellow?

Over time, the foods and beverages you consume play a big role in the discoloration of your dentures. Some of the main culprits are your morning coffee, tomato sauce, red wine, berries, and even tobacco smoke! We recommend avoiding or lessening your exposure to these risk factors and also rinsing your mouth with water whenever you do come into contact with them.

How to whiten your dentures at home?

One of the most effective ways to remove or reduce stains on your dentures is to consistently keep to your oral hygiene routine. Although these are prosthetic teeth, they can still discolour and harbor bacteria over time so you need to keep brushing your teeth (gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste). You should also keep your dentures in denture cleaning solution each night, instead of plain water. Unsure of which denture cleanser to buy? Simply call our practice for more information.

Will vinegar clean dentures?

For DIY remedies, you can try soaking your dentures in a cup of white vinegar overnight. Clean it gently with a brush the following morning and rinse it out to remove any debris. Another home-made mixture to try is hydrogen peroxide and baking soda (applied very gently with a brush to avoid scratching your dentures), and then rinsed out to remove mild surface stains.

Would bleach damage dentures?

Your dentures are of a softer material than your natural teeth. This means that they are far more vulnerable, and you should stick to only the recommended cleaning routines. Any products like regular bleach, teeth whitening strips, whitening toothpastes etc. should be avoided as they will scratch and damage your dentures. If your denture stains are still bothering you, the most effective option you can try is to visit our dentist at Glenferrie Dental to get them professionally polished. This is a quick and easy way to make sure any surface stains are removed, and we’ll make sure your dentures are fitted properly in the process too!

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