If you have dentures, then you know just how great they can be. They are a wonderful alternative when for one reason or another you no longer have your regular teeth. However, in order to keep your dentures in good condition, you are going to need to clean them well. This article will discuss 3 tips for cleaning your dentures. 

Use Specially Made Cleaning Products And Tools

While you may think of dentures as being much like regular teeth, this doesn't mean that they can be cleaned just like real teeth can. For one, you are going to want to remove your dentures from your mouth before you ever attempt to clean them. You are also going to want to use a specialized brush that is created to safely clean your dentures. This brush will likely have a dual head to reach all of the hard to reach places on your dentures and will have bristles made of nylon to carefully and thoroughly brush your dentures. While you can potentially use toothpaste to clean your dentures, you can also use a mild hand soap or dish soap to clean them as well. 

Soak Them In A Cleaning Solution At Night 

When you go to bed at night, remove your dentures from your mouth. However, you can't just leave them out on the counter. This is not only unsanitary, but it could cause them to become very dry. Instead, put them in a specialized container that tightly closes. Inside this container, you are going to want to place a denture solution.  You can generally get tablets that are added to water to create this cleaning solution. The solution is going to help keep your dentures clean by killing bacteria on them. It is also going to do a good job of keeping them moist. Some of the solutions can even help with whitening and keeping your denture smelling fresh. 

Have Your Dentures Professionally Cleaned 

If you notice that your dentures just aren't as clean and white as they used to be, it may be time to take them in to be professionally cleaned. A denture cleaning specialist, such as at Joe Rosenberg, DDS, is going to be able to remove all of the stains from your denture that you are unable to, and they will also give the dentures a thoroughly cleaning to remove any and all food particles, or other types of build up, that are stuck on them.