How Can I Whiten My Dentures?

Updated February 21, 2017

One of the downsides of dentures, is how quickly they stain. Coffee drinkers and smokers are especially prone to denture stains that are unsightly. Other foods that stain, include berries and teas. The older the dentures, the tougher it is to remove stains. A brighter smile from whitening dentures will make you more confident and willing to smile.

Try manufactured denture whitening products. These products often involve soaking the dentures in the whitener for a period of time, either a few hours or overnight. Follow the instructions on the packaging closely.

Brush your dentures with a denture brush. Put the dentures in a plastic container. Cover with distilled vinegar. Vinegar is a cheap home whitening remedy. Repeat once a week.

Brush the dentures with baking soda. Baking soda is an abrasive that can remove stains. Dampen the brush first, dip it in baking soda and run the brush over the dentures.

Mix one teaspoon of bleach with a glass of water. Bleach is a whitener, but not recommended by the American Dental Association, so use it with caution. Soak for ten minutes and then use a denture brush to remove any other stains. Handle the bleach with caution, making sure not spill any on clothing or skin.

Things You'll Need

  • White distilled vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Plastic container
  • Denture brush
  • Unscented bleach
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Kristine Brite worked as a community journalist and public relations specialist before moving onto freelance writing. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Indiana University and has six years of professional writing experience.