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Can Dentures Be Whitened?
Taking proper care of your dentures is absolutely necessary if you want them to last. When you get new dentures you will also receive instructions on how to properly care for them, which should be followed to a tee. These instructions will include how to keep your dentures looking their best and brightest, so be sure to read them thoroughly. For the most part, proper denture care includes gentle brushing on a daily basis and soaking them as directed.
Can dentures be whitened?
Yes, dentures can be whitened. How easy the dentures will be to make whiter and brighter will depend on the type of material they are made from. Less expensive dentures are going to be less resistant to staining. More expensive dentures are going to be more resistant to staining. The reason is that lesser expensive dentures are often made of plastic materials, which means that they are more susceptible to staining. More expensive dentures are made using high-quality materials like ceramic, which are more resistant to stains.
How to remove stains from dentures
Many foods and drinks can stain dentures including coffee, tea, red wine and berries. But there is no need to worry, there are many ways to get them clean again. One of the absolute best ways for denture wearers to have the stains removed from their dentures is to make an appointment with a professional dentist.
The process to clean the dentures involves using a soft toothbrush and a special cleaner more than once a day to help to remove stubborn stains. Another option is an ultrasonic cleaner that can be used to remove stains from dentures.
How NOT to clean dentures
While there may be many over the counter products available for whitening dentures, as well as lots of homemade remedies people may swear by, it is always best for a denture wearer to do their own research when wanting to whiten their dentures. There are many different types of dentures and what works for one type of denture may not work for the other. A few general guidelines for how not to clean dentures includes not using alcohol, not using peroxide and not using bleach.
Wanting whiter dentures?
If you think your dentures would look better if they were a shade or two whiter, we invite you to contact us now so we can make a dental appointment for you. The absolute best way for you to have the best looking dentures is for them to be professionally cleaned by an experienced dentist. If you happen to have any questions about whitening your teeth, please do not hesitate to call us today and learn more. We are here for you!
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Beltran Dental Surgery, request an appointment in our Temple Terrace dental office here: https://www.beltrandentalsurgery.com. Or call us at (813) 430-0930.
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