The 10 Best Denture Cleansers

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in August of 2019. Just like natural teeth, dentures require consistent care to keep your smile white and your gums healthy, which is where these cleansers come in. Our list features tablets, pastes, powders, and sprays with potent formulas that are effective, while still being safe enough to use daily. Many of our choices are also suitable for other orthodontic appliances, like retainers and mouth guards. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. M3 Naturals

2. Efferdent Plus

3. Smile Again Disinfectant

Editor's Notes

August 22, 2019:

Anyone who uses a denture cleanser needs to be aware of the risks that come with them. Many solutions contain an ingredient called persulfate, which is a known allergen. Because of this, the FDA urges users to follow directions carefully, never chew, swallow, or gargle with denture cleansers, and always rinse your hardware thoroughly before placing it back in your mouth. If in doubt about a certain product, get the OK from your dentist first. When used as directed, there shouldn't be an issue, so read all labels carefully. Also bear in mind that they should be kept out the reach of children and pets at all times.

We wanted this list to showcase some of the most effective powders, tablets, and pastes available. We also included a convenient spray (FreshDent On-The-Go) that is safe for use directly in the mouth. Many of these formulas are fast-acting and work within 20 minutes, with some that are efficacious in as little as three (Polident 3-Minute).

You'll find products that don't damage soft liners (Sparkle Dent), as well as pastes that are gentler than typical toothpastes (Fresh 'N Brite). If you wear partials, double-check to ensure the product you're eyeing is appropriate for them.

Many of our choices are suitable for use in typical denture baths and ultrasonic cleaners and can be applied to mouth guards, retainers, TMJ devices, Invisalign aligners, snore guards, and other removable dental appliances.

4. Dental Duty Anti-Bacterial

5. Polident 3-Minute

6. Stain Away Professional Strength

7. Sparkle Dent

8. FreshDent On-The-Go

9. Fresh 'N Brite

10. Polident Smokers

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.

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