dentures 2The methods discussed yesterday are definitely usable as methods to clean your dentures. The problem is that the soda and vinegar solutions are not as effective as the bleach method. The bleach solution is the one used the most but the American Dental Association advises against using bleach because it can whiten the pink part of your dentures.

Submerging your dentures in a bowl of water so they are covered and microwaving your dentures on high for 3 minutes has been found to kill germs. Be sure your whole denture is covered in water. It is best to check with your dentist first because the microwave can melt your dentures if they’re not fully submerged and also, you must know if there is any metal in your dentures. If there is you can not use the microwave method. When the dentures are cool, brush them with a cleaning solution and then rinse with mouthwash.

The safest way to disinfect your dentures is to use essential oils. A synergistic blend of 1 drop each of rosemary, tea tree and peppermint plus 3 drops of oregano essential oil in the water you submerge your dentures in will kill those nasty germs. Brush your teeth before placing them in the water and be sure to remove any adhesive you have used. Whichever method you use to disinfect your dentures, brush your tongue and the rest of the inside of your mouth because biofilms can develop there too.

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