The denture will need to be removed from your mouth for cleaning. We will be able to show you how to clean it with a soft or medium bristled toothbrush and washing up liquid or liquid hand soap. Do not use toothpaste as it is too abrasive. Toothpaste will damage the acrylic denture surface by scratching it. This will promote bacterial adhesion and plaque formation. If you have a metal-based denture, be careful as some cleaners can corrode metal. Do not clean them in bleach or any other household cleaner. Never immerse them in boiling water.
Dentures should be removed at night in order to let the gum tissue rest. Wearing a denture 24 hours a day makes you more prone to fungal infections. When you are not wearing your dentures, always place them in a plastic bag with a drop of cold water to stop them drying out.