Before you start
- Put on a new pair of protective gloves.
- Ask the person to take their dentures out, or support them as appropriate.
- Check for any sign of dentures not fitting well (eg cuts, redness, sores) – make a dental appointment if needed. Do not try to adjust or fix dentures yourself.
How to clean dentures
Clean dentures in the morning and at night. Do this over a sink of water or towelto reduce the risk of breaking if dropped.
Use mild liquid soap on a soft toothbrush or denture brush. Don’t use toothpaste to clean dentures.
Brush all surfaces of the denture well. Rinse with cold water.
Also clean the gums and tongue using a soft toothbrush in the morning and at night.
Take dentures out before you go to sleep at night. Keep cleaned dentures in a clean dry container overnight.