Posted by Distinctive Dentistry on Maitland Mar 05,2022

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Have you recently started wearing your dentures? Are you wondering how you can keep them nice and shiny? You might be surprised to learn that maintaining their new and fresh appearance can be quite simple. All it takes is a good dental hygiene and some preventive measures to avoid discoloration. Read on to learn how to whiten dentures and the methods to keep away from!  

Professional Denture Whitening

The best way to whiten your dentures is to schedule a visit with your dentist. They’ll check the progress of your restorations, monitor your oral health, and provide a professional cleaning. During this process, they’ll remove surface stains and polish your dentures to make them look new in just a few quick minutes. You should regularly visit your dentist twice a year, and this would be a convenient way to get your dentures whitened at the same time!

Whitening Dentures At Home

In between your dental appointments, you’ll have to maintain your dentures on a daily basis. This usually requires brushing them twice a day like natural teeth, along with placing them in lukewarm water while you sleep. However, you might also try using non-abrasive dental cleaner to soak your restorations in overnight. These solutions can help loosen and remove stains and deposit buildup effectively. Consult your dentist to know which of these products would be best for you.

Whitening Methods to Avoid

While your dentures do replace your natural teeth, they are not made of the same material. There are certain techniques you would not want to whiten them with. These methods involve:

  • Abrasive agents: Toothpastes that contain abrasive contents, like baking soda, in combination with a stiff-bristled toothbrush can scratch and damage the surface of your dentures.
  • Hot water: Though this can be used to help remove debris and particles from most materials, hot water can actually ruin and warp your dentures.
  • At-Home teeth whitening products: You might be tempted to apply the same whitening solutions that can be used on natural teeth, but they contain chemicals like bleach that are harmful to dentures.

If you want to keep your dentures bright and white, then you simply have to brush/rinse them often, soak them overnight, and regularly visit your dentist. By avoiding certain methods and consulting your doctor, you can keep your restorations safe and ready for a smile you can enjoy!

About the Practice

At Distinctive Dentistry on Maitland, we are passionate and dedicated to providing high-quality dental care for all patients. Our expert team of dentists offer numerous treatments, such as dentures and professional cleanings to help keep your restorations radiant and fresh. If you want to know more about whitening dentures, visit our website or call (407) 830-9800.

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