How to Make Sure Your Dentures are as White as Can Be

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How to Make Sure Your Dentures are as White as Can Be Photo by Colin Armstrong

Dentures may not be real teeth, but they look like real teeth and they stain like real teeth. There are methods you can use to whiten your dentures and keep them in tiptop condition. We have teamed up with professional dental surgery to show you what you need to do to keep your dentures as white as possible.

What about Denture Whitening Kits?

There are denture-whitening kits you will see in supermarkets. We would recommend you avoid this at all times. Most of them have chemicals in them that can damage your dentures. They are often abrasive and it is not uncommon to erode the material, which can lead to warping.

Either way, you do not need to use a denture whitening kit to make your dentures white. The best way to get a white smile is prevention. Let us look at some of the ways you can prevent staining.

Clean After Every Meal

Staining happens when substances are allowed to cling to materials. If you pour some Coca-Cola over a tooth and clean it immediately you are not going to get any staining. On the other hand, if you leave the substances in contact with each other for a half-hour, you are going to notice some slight staining.

Each time you have a meal, get into the habit of cleaning your dentures with a soft head brush. This will prevent the surface stain from clinging to the material. You should also remember to remove any food particles that have managed to get their way into the gaps between the teeth.

At the same time, remember to clean your natural teeth in the same way. Getting cosmetic dentures in Glasgow that are perfectly white will not look good if they are set against dull natural teeth.

Moisten the Brush

Abrasions can become visible on a pair of dentures. This often happens when someone uses the wrong brush, but even a brush designed for dentures can cause abrasions if it is not moist enough. By moistening the bristles, you reduce how harsh the brushing motion is.

Remember to only brush gently to avoid damaging the material. Dentures are extremely sensitive and require a more careful touch than with natural teeth.

Use Denture Cleaning Solution

Water is a perfectly acceptable alternative for any pair of cosmetic dentures in Glasgow, but it will never be as good as a dedicated denture cleaning solution. Denture cleaning solutions are filled with cleaning agents that attack stains on dentures. They also keep them moist and prevent them from going brittle when not in use, which can lead to warping.

Eat and Drink Right

The easiest way to keep your dentures gleaming is to abstain from eating and drinking substances known to stain. One of the easiest ways to do this is to stay away from dark-coloured drinks, such as black coffee and cranberry juice. Furthermore, you should eat cleansing foods like raw carrots and celery. These are known to attack and remove stains.

Over time, you should notice a marked difference in the condition and look of your dentures.

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Darren Kelsey provides cosmetic dentures in Glasgow to patients who want a better smile. Patients are given the best possible aftercare by to help them preserve their set of pearly whites.

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