Can You Bleach Dentures?


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The American Dental Association advises against bleaching dentures. Over repeated cleanings, the bleaching process may also whiten the pink part of the dentures as well.

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Although the ADA discourages bleaching, there are several other solutions that for whitening dentures. Using one part vinegar mixed with one part water to soak dentures for a span of 20 to 30 minutes aids in whitening, according to LiveStrong.com. A mixture of 1 teaspoon of baking soda in 8 ounces of water can also effectively brighten dentures when they soak for 20 to 30 minutes.

If bleach is an absolute necessity, LiveStrong.com recommends a solution of one part bleach to 10 parts water.

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