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What is the best way to clean dentures?

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One of the best ways to properly clean your dentures is to brush them, soak them and brush them again. You'll need a bowl of water or a folded towel, a toothbrush, denture cleanser and toothpaste.

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What is the best way to clean dentures?
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  1. Brush your dentures for the first time

    Before you brush your dentures, you'll want to set out your bowl of water or towel in case you accidentally drop your dentures. Brush your dentures as you would your regular teeth to help lift away any debris that might have accumulated on them. Make sure that you're thorough in brushing your dentures, which includes the part that comes into contact with your gums.

  2. Soak your dentures

    Use a fizzing denture cleaner to take care of any stains that your toothbrush may have missed. The cleaner is also good for giving your dentures a freshly cleaned feeling. Make sure that you read over the instructions to ensure you use the cleaner properly.

  3. Brush your dentures again

    Brush your dentures for the second time just like you did the first. Since you aren't able to tell when you're brushing too hard, use caution as you run the bristles back and forth. Brushing aggressively can lead to grooves in the surface of your dentures. Ensure that you brush away any of the denture fixative that remains.

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