Dentures, like natural teeth, must be kept free of plaque and tartar. This
prevents permanent staining and bad breath. Use a denture brush and one of the
many commercial cleaning products to thoroughly clean all the surfaces of your
dentures at least once a day.
Tough stains and tartar can be removed by soaking your dentures in white
vinegar for several hours. If there are no metal parts in your dentures, you
can also soak them in a diluted chlorine bleach solution. Whenever your denture
is out of your mouth, it should be stored in water. To remove plaque from your
remaining teeth, brush them, as well as your tongue, palate and gums, with a soft
bristle brush each day. This keeps your teeth and tissues healthy, stimulates
circulation and freshens your breath. A healthy mouth and increased
self-confidence will come with proper denture care.