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I am using Fresh N Brite denture toothpaste. Would it be easier to brush them with them in or out of my mouth? If I take them out then I could use the pointy end of the denture brush to get in the corners and in between teeth. I have to remove them anyways to rinse out the old Secure and get them cleaned up before I apply a new bit of Secure. Thoughts? Starting tonight (Dec 22nd 2015) I am going to be soaking them in a Polident solution over night.
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Bobbie

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I brush them out. On the tube it says to remove dentures. You can brush them more thoroughly then.
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Rosie

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We would have to agree with Bobbie. To make sure you enjoy a happy and healthy smile, here are some great tips for cleaning your dentures:
  • Clean your dentures every day. Cleaning dentures daily with a denture brush and soaking them in a cleanser solution will help keep your dentures looking white and bright, while preventing plaque buildup and denture odor.
  • Rinse and brush your dentures in clean, warm water with a denture brush.
  • When cleaning dentures, don't brush too hard; you don't want to damage any plastic or metal parts of the dentures. If needed, moisten the denture brush to avoid damages or scratches to the denture surface.
  • Brush your gums, tongue, and natural teeth with a fluoride toothpaste, such as Crest®, before reinserting your dentures. This will help remove plaque from your teeth, stimulate circulation in your mouth, and help maintain good oral health.
  • After brushing, rinse with a mouthwash, such as Scope®, to give your mouth a refreshed feeling.

We hope this helps!

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Where can I get a denture brush?
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Meredith

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you can get one at any store. I have found some at the dollar stores too.
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Rosie

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Great question! Dentures require daily brushing for freshness and effective stain removal, because effervescent cleansers alone cannot remove all food particles and stains. That's where our Oral-B Denture Brush helps you get a more thorough clean. 

the Oral-B Denture Brush features a large, multi-tufted brushhead to help remove food particles and stains easily. It also has a smaller, angle-trimmed brushhead for hard-to-reach surfaces. The firm, nylon bristles are strong and resilient while the large, easy-grip handle so you can take control. 

The easiest way to purchase one is by simply doing a google shopping search. Several trusted retailers come up so you can choose after comparing prices, shipping, etc. Hope you'll check it out and let us know what you think!  
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I read that you shouldn't use regular toothpaste on dentures as many commercial types of toothpaste can damage dentures.

One site explained that most regular toothpastes contain abrasives (like particles of silica) that can scratch plastic denture surfaces. Commercial pastes and powders specifically made for cleaning false teeth are formulated to be "less" abrasive on plastic surfaces (as compared to toothpaste for natural teeth).

So to be safe, I found and use the Fresh'n Brite made specially for dentures. I don't know if there is a rule that it shouldn't be used inside the mouth. I usually brush mine after soaking them in my Stain Away and before putting them in my mouth. However, if I'm in a big hurry sometimes I will brush them with a regular toothbrush (fairly soft bristles) and Fresn'n Brite while in the mouth and just make it a point not to swallow any of the toothpaste and to rinse well after.

There is also another denture toothpaste that I am aware of and it is Polident Dentu-Creme.
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There is certainly a lot of choices when it comes to cleaning your dentures. The most important thing, of course, is that you clean your dentures every day, even if it is without cleanser, as long as you have the appropriate denture brush.  

Cleaning dentures daily with a denture brush and soaking them in a cleanser solution will help keep your dentures looking white and bright, while preventing plaque buildup and denture odor.

Rinse and brush your dentures in clean, warm water with a denture brush. When cleaning dentures, don't brush too hard; you don't want to damage any plastic or metal parts of the dentures. If needed, moisten the denture brush to avoid damages or scratches to the denture surface. Thanks!