It is important to find the most effective way to clean artificial teeth. This guide is about cleaning dentures.
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If you wear dentures you know how easily they stain. I used to use two tablets without much improvement and it gets expensive. I have found that if you add some hydrogen peroxide to the bath along with a cleaning tablet the dentures just sparkle! I have been doing this for quite a while now and my smile is brighter than ever.
By Carmen from Daytona Beach, FL
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Here are questions related to Cleaning Dentures.
How do you get coffee and tea stains off of dentures? I use denture tablets every night and have also soaked them in Clorox for 7 minutes a day.
By Nancy from Mt. Airy, N.C.
By Carol Franklin 04/16/2011
I soak mine in plain old hydrogen peroxide. Costs 50 cents a bottle at the dollar store. I smoke and drink a lot of coffee and this has worked wonders.
A short time ago I saw a post about using hydrogen peroxide instead of regular denture cleaning tabs. I need to know if you use it full strength?
Chapstick from Calgary, Alberta
By Joan 12/14/2010
Really stuffed up with a cold? Dip a Q tip in 50/50 Hydrogen peroxide and swab as high up in the nostril as possible. Block the other nostril and sniff to draw the peroxide higher. If you taste it in your throat just spit it out. Do the other nostril. You will be able to breath thro your nose within 30 seconds.
What is the best way to clean Fixodent off my dentures?
By Dawn from Nottingham, England, UK
By Janice C. 04/12/2011
Fixodent website is www.dentureliving.com.
When soaking dentures, do you use neat hydrogen peroxide or diluted? Have you found it may discolor or fade the color of dentures or no? Thanks.
By Grandma J 06/01/2011
Denture tablets cost less per use than using peroxide. Check generic, Walmart.
I drank grape juice and when I took my dentures out to soak them there was a stain from the grape juice. I let them soak overnight in denture cleaner and then used tooth paste because the stain was still there. Any one know how to get the stain out? Thanks.
By Terri K from PA
Try a few drops of bleach or peroxide ina denture size cup mixed with water & soak. Works well for me.
How long can I keep my dentures in water if I am not using them?
By Mike from Minoa
By Kathy Marie R.02/23/2014
If you aren't using your dentures then they must always be kept in water. If they aren't then they can crack by drying out.
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This question is for denture wearers. Is there a home product one can use to clean dentures instead of buying a product from the drug store?
You might want to check the dollar trees or the stores where everything is a dollar, they have denture tablets.
Oh and by the way always brush your tongue before putting dentures back into mouth, as that is where most of bacteria and bad breath come from. (07/25/2005)
Fresh and effective. Replace denture cleaning powder or tablets with a tablespoon baking soda in water.
By Fidldd from Upstate NY
Editor's Note: No, they are different. This explains the difference: http://chemistry.about.com/cs/foodchemistry/f/blbaking.htm (01/28/2010)