3 Natural Ways To Clean Dentures

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Brand new dentures are easy to love because they look pearly white. Unfortunately, they will start to become discolored over time. Similar to natural teeth, dentures will require regular cleaning and become stained if neglected. Instead of immediately buying a commercial cleaning product, consider using some inexpensive home remedies that are both natural and effective.


A great natural household cleaning product is vinegar. Its acidic content allows the vinegar to remove built up tartar on the denture, as well as kill any bacteria or germs in order to prevent tartar from quickly building up again.

You can soak your dentures in a solution that is 1 part water and 1 part vinegar for a couple minutes. You should see tartar pieces falling off the dentures and floating in the mixture. At the very least, it will help loosen all of the tartar to the point where it is easy to remove while brushing.

Baking Soda

One of the reasons that baking soda can be used to clean so many things is because it is abrasive, yet still gentle for use on delicate items. This is why it is so great for dentures. Baking soda does a great job at removing stains and food particles, as well as give your dentures a nice polish.

All you need to do is wet a toothbrush, sprinkle some baking soda directly onto the brush, and gently scrub your dentures. You can rinse the clean dentures using water and allow them to air dry. You are also able to create an easy paste by combining baking soda and water, which will allow you to apply baking soda as if it were toothpaste. Just be sure to make enough for a single use, because the mixture will not keep very well.

Hydrogen Peroxide

An easy way to kill the germs is with some hydrogen peroxide. Just pour enough into a dish or cup so that your dentures will be completely submerged. Allow the dentures to soak for approximately 1 hour, then you can rinse them off with water.

Use a low strength hydrogen peroxide when soaking dentures. The brown bottle you will find at the grocery store typically contains a low concentration of 3% hydrogen peroxide, and is fine for your dentures. You can always dilute hydrogen peroxide with water if you want it to be a lower concentration.

For more tips on taking care of your dentures, be sure to ask your denturist during your next denture inspection.