February 26, 2013

Tips for Denture Care

Denture Maintenance

Careful daily removal of the bacterial and fungal biofilm present in the mouth and on complete dentures is important to minimize denture inflammation (stomatitis) and to help contribute to good oral and general health.  

Patients who wear dentures should do the following:  

1.  daily cleansing by soaking is  superior to denture creams and pastes and less abrasive; 

2.  denture cleansers should only be used outside the mouth;  

3.  dentures should be thoroughly rinsed after cleaning before reinsertion into the mouth;

4.  dentures should never be placed in boiling water, because they will warp;

5.  dentures can be soaked in bleach solutions but only for 10 minutes or less.  

Your local Board Certified Prosthodontist (denture specialist) can help you with your dentures.  

Source:  evidence-based guidelines from the American College of Prosthodontists as commissioned by the American Dental Association

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., 
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
(661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com
5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309 (map)


  1. Great information! My husbands works at a Calgary denture clinic and he always tells me that peoples dentures would last so much longer if they just took proper care of them. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I have one question regarding Dentures. Is it really necessary to clean your dentures daily?


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