1. Dentures can break, so always fill the sink with water, then clean your dentures over the sink, just in case they slip out of your hands by accident.
2. Rinse your dentures thoroughly to remove loose food particles. Use cool or warm water. But never use hot water ? it can warp your dentures.
3. Apply a denture cleaning paste to a moistened denture brush or a soft-bristled toothbrush. Do not use ordinary toothpaste, bleach, vinegar or soap unless directed to do so by your dental professional.
4. Brush all surfaces thoroughly. Avoid using brushes with stiff bristles, as they can damage the denture material.
5. Rinse dentures well under the faucet to remove all traces of cleaning paste.
6. While you sleep at night, soak your dentures in a denture cleanser.
7. Brush your gums, tongue and palate with a soft-bristled regular toothbrush to remove plaque and stimulate circulation. Then reinsert your dentures.
8. Dentures need to be kept moist when not being worn so they do not dry out or lose their shape. When not worn, dentures should be placed in a denture cleanser soaking solution or in water. However, if your denture has metal attachments, the attachments could tarnish if placed in a soaking solution. Your denturist can recommend the best methods for caring for your particular denture.