Just as coffee can leave stains on natural teeth, it can also discolor your dentures. Regular cleaning at your dentist’s office, using specialty denture cleansers and other natural products can help your dentures to retain their pearly white color. When cleaning your dentures, you must take special care, as you cannot use regular toothpaste or tooth whitening solutions to remove the stains.
Specialty Denture Cleaning Solutions
Your dentist or center for dentures in Las Vegas has a selection of specialty denture care products. These products are formulated differently from toothpaste. The difference is that the denture care products do not contain abrasives that can wear off the surface of the denture. Some of these denture care products are applied with a soft toothbrush while others are meant as an overnight soak.
Right after finishing your coffee, swish some water around in your mouth. This helps to release any of the tannins from the denture material. Swishing water also helps to improve your breath after drinking coffee. If you have a sink nearby, just spit out the water. If you’re traveling, go ahead and swallow the water. You can do this rinse after any drink or meal.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
The chemical reaction that takes place between baking soda and vinegar works to release tannins and other stain-causing agents from the surface of your dentures. Pour one cup of white vinegar into a glass that is large enough to accommodate your dentures. Add one tablespoon of baking soda. Place your dentures into the glass. Allow the dentures to rest in the glass for five minutes.