Author Jean Morrison
Cleaning false teeth
Oral hygiene is equally important whether you have false teeth or your own natural teeth. There are commercial cleaners available but some are not overly good for you as they can cause allergies and are not kind to you if you happen to swallow any of it.
Fortunately there are some nice and healthy cleaners you can use instead of the commercial variety and they cost only a fraction of the price.
Also bear in mind it is good to keep your jaw in shape and to keep it's bone structure strong by ensuring you are consuming enough calcium in your diet or from supplements. Check with a health care professional to find out quantities needed.
What should you use to clean your dentures?
Bi-Carbonate of Soda - First up is the good old favourite of Bi-Carb Soda also known as baking soda.
Never was there a kitchen ingredient that can be used for so many purposes. Simply add two teaspoons of Bi-Carb to sufficient warm water to cover the false teeth. Soak the teeth in it once a day. Brush the teeth to loosen any remaining particles and rinse. Bi-Carb is brilliant at absorbing odours. Learn more about Bi-Carb.
White Vinegar - Another old favourite is white vinegar. You use it 50 - 50 with water but don't leave false teeth in it for too long. It is an acid, so over time it could start affecting any metal components. Brush the teeth with fresh water to remove any remaining particles and to rinse off the vinegar.
Dish washing liquid and liquid soap - Teeth can be gently washed with a tooth brush and either of those two liquids. Rinse well after scrubbing.
Toothpaste - Ordinary toothpaste works fine. Brush gently as you would your own natural teeth.
DON'T USE bleach or very hot water. Bleach can weaken the dentures and make them look unsightly. Very hot water can cause a similar reaction.