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How do you clean dentures with bleach?

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To clean dentures with bleach, create a dilute solution of 1 part household bleach, such as Clorox, to 10 parts water. Vinegar is also a good home remedy for cleaning darkened dentures.

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  1. Create the solution

    Create the dilute solution by mixing one part household bleach to 10 parts water. This mixture has been shown to kill micro-organisms that discolor dentures, although it's not effective in removing tartar build-up.

  2. Soak

    Soak the dentures for 10 to 15 minutes. Any longer than that can cause the metallic portions of dentures to corrode.

  3. Rinse

    Remove the dentures from the solution, and rinse thoroughly. Brush them as you would normally. Make sure all the bleach is rinsed off; residual bleach can irritate the gums.

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