Why You Should Use a Denture Brush

Wondering how to clean your replacement teeth? Here’s why a denture brush may be the perfect denture solution.


Whether you are a first-time denture wearer or have had replacement teeth for many years, keeping your full/partial denture clean is important for your dental & overall health.

Failing to keep your dentures clean could have serious oral consequences such as:

  • Tooth loss
  • Inflamed gums
  • Bacterial/fungal infections

So whichever denture solution you opt for - be it partial dentures or denture implants - cleaning them thoroughly and with the correct products will ensure their longevity and the health of your gums and remaining teeth.

What is a Denture Brush?

A denture brush is made especially for cleaning dentures and is slightly bigger than a regular toothbrush. It typically has:

  • Two different brush heads
  • Bristles designed especially to fit the shape of a denture
  • An ergonomically designed handle

The bristles on denture brushes are firm but not hard and this allows for proper cleaning in and around clips, crevasses and anywhere else bacteria can form.

REMEMBER: Do not use a regular toothbrush for your full/partial dentures. The hard bristles can scratch your replacement teeth and even damage them.

Benefits of Using a Denture Brush

Whatever denture solution you choose, keeping the surface of your replacement teeth smooth, clean & scratch-free is important.

This makes it more difficult for minute food particles & bacteria to attach themselves to the dentures, keeping them cleaner and whiter for longer.

Here are some of the benefits of using a denture brush over a regular toothbrush:

1. Softer Bristles

Dentures are softer than normal teeth and therefore scratch more easily. The denture brush is designed with soft, yet firm, bristles which can effectively clean your full/partial dentures without causing any damage or abrasions.

2. Two Brush Heads for More Efficient Cleaning

Unlike a regular toothbrush, a denture brush is designed with two brush heads that serve different, yet equally important, purposes.

  • The flat head is best used on smooth, convex surfaces
  • The tapered head should be used to clean those harder-to-reach areas

This comprehensive design allows denture-wearers to clean out all the areas where bacteria might collect, protecting their remaining teeth and avoiding serious oral problems such as bad breath, gum inflammation and chronic health conditions.

3. Better Design

Whether you have full or partial dentures, a denture brush is the best option because they are designed to be:

  • Easier to grip
  • Less tiring to use
  • Easier to control

This ergonomically designed handle is especially important for patients with limited dexterity as it makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene.

Other Tips for Cleaning Your Dentures

Apart from using a denture brush, there are several other ways you can keep your replacement teeth in good condition.

These include:

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To learn more about the comprehensive denture solutions at our Calgary clinic, contact our team today at 403-475-0016 or book an appointment with our denturist.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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