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It’s surprisingly hard to find consistent, reliable information about the most effective and safest ways to clean dentures and other dental appliances. A quick online search can turn up many different, sometimes contradictory cleaning instructions. Many of these DIY cleaning methods using household items can actually damage the dental appliance and may even be harmful to your health.

 

That is why we’ve put together the most effective cleaning instructions backed by research and science into an easy to follow, step-by-step daily routine. 

 

Protect your health and keep your dental appliance clean as new!

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Select your dental appliance from the list to see the best oral care system for you!

Removable Prosthetics

(Dentures, Partials, Overdentures & Snap-in’s)

Fixed Implant-Bridges

(All-on-4, All-on-X)

Orthodontic Appliances & Guards

(Retainers, Aligners & Guards)

Sleep/Airway Devices

(Snoring & Sleep Apnea)

Removable Dental Appliances

Orthodontic Retainers, Aligners, Sleep/Airway Devices, Guards and all other removable dental appliances.

Avoid Common DIY Cleaning Methods That Can Harm You & Your Appliance!

Toothpaste & Toothbrush:

Too abrasive, creates microscopic scratches into appliance material where pathogens thrive and increases staining, discoloration & odor.

Bleach, Alcohol, Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide:

Can permanently damage & discolor the appliance material and negatively affect the appliance and health of patient.

Mouthwash:

Often contains alcohol, can cause stains on appliance without disinfecting completely.

Baking Soda:

Only deodorizes the appliance, “fizzing” reaction can harm the soft material.

Dish Soap:

Not made for dental appliances, doesn’t disinfect, potential for ingesting soap.

Dentures

Dentures, Partials, Overdentures, Snap-Ins

Daily Routine: Once Daily | Fully Clean, Disinfect & Deodorize Dental Appliance using the powerful Liquid Crystal Soak Cleanser and Dr. B Ultrasonic Cleaner.

For best results, use a new cleaning solution each time.

1. Add water to Ultrasonic Cleaner Basin (or other receptable).
2. Squirt 2-4 Pumps of the Liquid Crystal Cleanser into the water
3. Gently insert the denture into the solution and secure the cap of the Ultrasonic Cleaner device.
4. Press the power button to activate the Ultrasonic Device

- Press 1x for 5 minute timer
- Press 2x for 10 minute timer
- Press 3x for 15 minute timer

5. If you do not have the Ultrasonic Cleaner use a cup or bowl and set a timer for 15 minutes.
6. Rinse appliance thoroughly
7. Pour remaining solution into drain

Twice Daily | Brush Dentures & Mouth with Cleanadent Paste & Dr. B Denture Toothbrush. Especially after meals.

Never use a regular toothpaste or toothbrush as they are too abrasive and will damage the denture.

1. Remove Dentures
2. Add Cleanadent Paste to the Dr. B Denture & Mouth Toothbrush
3.Brush mouth, gums, palate and tongue. If an overdenture, clean gently around implants.
4. Rinse mouth with water
5. Reapply Cleanadent Paste to the Dr. B Denture & Mouth Toothbrush
6. Brush dentures thoroughly over a sink containing water. If an overdenture, clean gently around the LOCATORS.
7. Rinse dentures thoroughly with water

Apply Adhesadent Denture Adhesive For Powerful, Long-Lasting Retention.

Clean & Reapply After Meals.

1. Clean and rinse mouth with warm water
2. Ensure denture is clean and dry
3. Top: apply 5 pea-sized drops or 3 short strips
4. Bottom: apply 4 pea-sized drops or 3 short strips
5. Insert in mouth and hold with even pressure for at least 20 seconds
6. When done, remove and clean (see Cleaning Instructions)

As Needed | Use Cleanadent Wipes for portable hygiene at restaurants, the office or with friends.

1. Make sure your hands are clean
2. Remove Denture
3. Use your finger and the Cleanadent Wipe to clean around the mouth and denture. For best results, use a separate wipe for mouth and denture.
4. Rinse mouth and denture with water.
5. Additional Tip: Add water to the wipe before usage for a more refreshing experience.

Fixed Implant-Bridges

All-on-4, All-on-X

Twice Daily | Brush Prosthetic & Mouth with Cleanadent Paste & Dr. B Denture Toothbrush. Especially After Meals.

For best results, use a water flosser to clean under the prosthetic.

Never use a regular toothpaste or toothbrush as they are too abrasive and will damage the prosthetic.

1. Add Cleanadent Paste to the Dr. B Denture & Mouth Toothbrush
2. Brush prosthetic, mouth, gums, palate and tongue. Clean gently around the implants/locators.
3.Rinse mouth thoroughly with water

As Needed | Use Cleanadent Wipes for portable hygiene at restaurants, the office or with friends.

1. Make sure your hands are clean
2. Use your finger and the Cleanadent Wipe to clean around the mouth and prosthetic.
3. Rinse mouth and denture with water.
4. Additional Tip: Add water to the wipe before usage for a more refreshing experience.

Removable Dental Appliances

Orthodontic Retainers, Aligners, Sleep/Airway Devices, Guards and all other removable dental appliances.

Once Daily | Fully Clean, Disinfect & Deodorize Dental Appliance using the powerful Liquid Crystal Soak Cleanser and Dr. B Ultrasonic Cleaner.

For best results, use a new cleaning solution each time.

1. Add water to Ultrasonic Cleaner Basin (or other receptable).
2. Squirt 2-4 Pumps of the Liquid Crystal Cleanser into the water
3. Gently insert the dental appliance into the solution and secure the cap of the Ultrasonic Cleaner device.
4. Press the power button to activate the Ultrasonic Device

 – Press 1x for 5 minute timer

– Press 2x for 10 minute timer

 – Press 3x for 15 minute timer

5. If you do not have the Ultrasonic Cleaner use a cup or bowl and set a timer for 15 minutes.
6. Rinse appliance thoroughly
7. Pour remaining solution into drain