Natural Denture Cleaners
By H.C. Hisel, eHow Contributor
Natural denture cleaners aren't only more healthy, they're also much cheaper. These natural cleaners can be made with common household products. Stains and germs can be removed easily. Not to mention you can whiten your dentures safely without risking the deterioration of your dentures' outward appearance.
1. Cleaning your dentures with lemon juice is effective. Lemon has a great bleaching power that allows your false teeth to look brand new. Allow your dentures to sit in a mixture of half warm water and half lemon juice. It's perfectly safe to use lemon juice on your dentures as long as you don't allow them to sit in the lemon exceeding half an hour, as lemon is harsh.
2. Vinegar helps disinfect your dentures of all germs that build up through your daily activity. Make sure to use white distilled vinegar to receive the best results. Mix a cup of warm water with 1 tsp. of vinegar. You can let your dentures sit in this solution for half an hour to give them a good cleaning or overnight as you sleep. Don't forget to thoroughly rinse your dentures before wearing them again to avoid unpleasant taste.
3. Baking soda is known for its odor control as well as its power to loosen stubborn debris. Mix 2 tsp. of baking soda into a cup or bowl of warm water. Stir the mixture until it fully dissolves. Soak your dentures within the baking soda solution for 30 to 45 minutes. If your dentures are really dirty and still don't seem to be enough you can use a toothbrush to work the baking soda into the stains. This will effectively remove debris and whiten your teeth.