Most people want to have a beautiful white smile. Just because you have dentures does not mean that you are unaffected by stained and discolored teeth. So if your dentures have become faded or have a less than ideal tinge to them, you may be wondering if there is anything short of replacing them to get them back to being white again.
Acrylic is the material used to make dentures, and because of this, they do not respond to whitening the same way that your natural teeth would. But, with proper care, you may be able to prevent your dentures from becoming unsightly.
If you have questions about how to care for your dentures, or you need adjustments and repairs the San Diego denture dentist at McBride Dental can help.
You should be engaging in daily care and maintenance of your dentures to keep them hygienic and in good condition. This includes regular cleaning to remove debris from food and drink that may be left on them. Also, cleaning them cuts down on harmful bacteria and plaque from building up on their surface and in between teeth.
When you clean your dentures, using a toothbrush with soft bristles can preserve the integrity of your dentures while also removing grime that could cause stains to develop. You can use specifically formulated denture toothpaste to effectively and thoroughly clean them. Liquid soap also works. In addition, there are products that are made specifically for dentures to keep them clean and free from discoloration.
Another way to keep your dentures white is to soak them. A diluted solution of just a teaspoon of bleach mixed with filtered water can bring them back to life. Because you are using bleach though, ingesting it is incredibly harmful. So, make sure to thoroughly rinse with clean water after you take your dentures out of the soaking solution.
A Sonic Cleaner is yet another way to clean dentures. If you use this device it only takes about 10 minutes every day to do the job. Again, before you put your dentures back into your mouth, you should give them a good rinsing.
If you cannot seem to get your dentures to the sheen that you are comfortable with and if stains are so persistent, then taking your dentures to the San Marcos denture dentist at McBride Dental could be advantageous to meet your objectives. McBride Dental also offers patients an on-site dental lab that can address other issues they may have including repairs or relines. This allows Dr. McBride to conveniently alleviate a patient’s denture issues in as little as one hour.
If you have questions about dentures, if you need adjustments with your current dentures, or if you need another dental service, please connect with the San Deigo family dentist at McBride Dental today. To schedule an appointment please call (760) 471-1003.