Home Remedies to Remove Stains From Dentures
There is no doubt that any form of dental care can be costly. When you wear false teeth the costs can continue to add up to the regular use of cleaning products designed to keep your dentures looking their best.
As a result, many home remedies have been discovered that do a reasonably good job and can save you some money in the process. Here is a look at the most commonly used home remedies for cleaning dentures.
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There are a couple of ways in which you can clean false teeth with salt. You can dab your soft-bristled toothbrush with salt and gently brush the dentures. It is easier to do with the false teeth out of your mouth so you can grip them securely with one hand.
Another way to use salt is to mix one tablespoon of it in a glass of warm water. Remove your dentures and soak them overnight in this mixture. Give them a gentle cleaning the next morning with a toothbrush, rinse thoroughly and your dentures will be clean and ready to wear.
2. Lemon Juice
The properties found in lemon that are related to bleaching make this a good cleaning agent for false teeth. Juice one lemon into a cup of warm water and soak your dentures in the mixture for up to 30-minutes. Rinse and then you will be able to wear them.
Mouthwash is used by many because it can kill bacteria forming in the mouth. This makes a solution with mouthwash in it a good cleaning agent for false teeth. Mix half a cup of warm water with half a cup of mouthwash and soak false teeth in this mixture.
Do not leave dentures soaking in the mouthwash mixture for longer than 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water before inserting the dentures back into your mouth. The mouthwash rinse will also give your false teeth a fresh, clean scent.
4. Cleaning Tablets
There are many varieties of denture cleaning tablets available in the marketplace. They are designed just for this purpose and require just a glass of water. The fizzing action created by the tablets gently loosens the bacteria. Follow the instructions on the packet for best results.
Remember how useful flossing was with your natural teeth? Well, it can also assist in keeping false teeth clean. Dental floss can get into the crevices between teeth where food particles can become lodged. Flossing false teeth when they are out of your mouth is much easier. You can also try a dental flossing fork which saves wrapping dental floss around your fingers.
Soaking false teeth overnight in a solution of white vinegar and water is a simple way to sanitize your dentures. The following morning all you have to do is rinse your false teeth off under warm running water. Vinegar can rid your dentures of various forms of bacteria.
7. Baking Soda
This is another cleansing product that also deodorizes false teeth. You can apply it directly to dentures with a little water and gently brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Or you can gently rub it around the dentures by hand. Rinse thoroughly before replacing them in your mouth.
8. Denture Cleaning Bleach
Here is one more product that requires you to soak dentures in it to be effective. Denture cleaning bleaches are milder than standard bleach and can be mixed by adding one teaspoon to a glass of water. Soak for about 15-minutes and rinse before wearing.
9. Hydrogen Peroxide
The cleaning agent in this chemical is very effective when applied to dentures. Simply remove your false teeth and coat them with hydrogen peroxide. While wearing gloves, gently rub the compound all over your false teeth paying attention to the ‘teeth’ part.
Another way to clean dentures with hydrogen peroxide is to gently scrub them with a soft-bristled toothbrush that has been dipped in the chemical. Be sure to thoroughly rinse the false teeth before wearing as hydrogen peroxide can be harmful if swallowed.
Just like you used to do with your natural teeth, regular brushing is also good for false teeth. That is provided that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush. You can gently clean food particles away by brushing your dentures under warm running water between meals.
Home Remedies Come With Risks
Keep in mind that while there are many common home remedies for keeping false teeth clean, you still need to take precautions. Your safest choices are ones that fall under the category of ‘over the counter’ cleaning solutions such and denture cleansers and tablets you can buy.
Other good choices are the ones that come from natural sources such as lemon or salt. Other cleaning agents that are not chemical-based are also much safer to use.
As long as you take proper precautions and not use shortcuts, you should be able to keep your dentures clean and fresh with regular use of any of these false teeth cleaning methods.
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