To clean your denture, take a small or medium sized toothbrush which can access all parts of the denture and gently scrub this across. All parts of the denture should be cleaned- rests, clasps, the base- all of them
You can just use water or I often recommend a bit of soap, but whatever is used it shouldn’t have too much abrasive as this can damage the acrylic resin. Some denture pastes and certainly some toothpastes contain such abrasives.
These are the brushes you may require in your armoury:
You should never clean your denture with it still in your mouth. It may sound obvious but lots of people do. You will miss the most important place on the denture, the underside- which could end up causing denture stomatitis
More importantly it will prevent you from doing a proper job of cleaning your natural teeth and you will inevitably miss large areas of plaque sheltered by the denture which can lead rapidly to gum disease
and dental decay
When cleaning your denture, half fill the sink with water and do it over this- I can’t tell you how many repairs and broken dentures we see from people dropping them in the sink during cleaning and the water will prevent this from happening. Grip them firmly but don’t squeeze too hard, so as not to bend or risk breaking them.
You need to clean your natural teeth
really well- this means brushing, flossing and using interdental brushes. Particular attention needs to be given to the areas which contact the denture and in between the missing teeth
. The surfaces of the teeth that face the space and would normally be cleaned with floss or inter-dentall bushes are the most often missed and vulnerable to plaque collecting.