Health Tip: Clean Dentures Well
(HealthDay News) -- Dentures, just as with natural teeth,
require care and regular cleaning to help maintain a healthy
The American Dental Association suggests how to care for
- Remember that dentures are fragile; hold them over something
soft such as a folded towel while cleaning them.
- Thoroughly brush dentures daily using a denture brush or
soft-bristled toothbrush to remove food particles and plaque.
- Clean dentures with a gentle hand soap or mild dish detergent,
never with bleach or an abrasive powdered cleaner.
- Store dentures in water or a dental cleansing solution in a
safe place, out of reach of kids and pets.
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