Will Crest whitestrips
or bleaching whiten dentures? If not, is there any
similar product that will?
No. The way
whitening strips work is through peroxide...
It penetrates the tooth structure, to clean
the teeth. This can't happen with dentures,
since they're made out of plastic or porcelain.
The strips also will not bleach crowns, caps,
or fillings. Bleaching gels will work on the
natural tooth. Your best bet for denture stains
is to brush thoroughly with special dental cleansers....
Polident overnight claims to remove stains.
Click for denture
see your dentist who can professionally clean
your dentures and then keep them white with
a daily denture cleanser. One cannot whiten
denture teeth beyond their original color when
they were new.
If you are
unhappy with the original color and like the
fit of your dentures, a dentist can replace
the front teeth with a whiter tooth and in many
cases get it back to you within 24 hrs, sometimes
even the same day. Another option is denture
duplication. Here the dentist can copy almost
precisely your current dentures and have another
set made with whiter teeth.
Care - Cleansers
Are there any
denture materials that Polident can not be used
with; i.e. softer acrylic materials?
is safe for use with all denture materials.
It is safe for use on porcelain or Acrylic teeth
as well as all acrylics used for the base of
the denture, regardless of its rigidity.
be used with orthodontic appliances?
Polident for Partials is recommended for effectively
cleaning orthodontic appliances.
Polident for Partials contains no oxidants/bleaching
agents (the ingredient which can possibly corrode
some metals), therefore it is safe for use on
metal appliances when used as directed.
What are the
ingredients in Polident that provides cleaning?
anti-bacterial cleaning system has several ingredients
that participate in the cleaning process. The
effervescent action (Sodium Bicarbonate and
Citric Acid) provides mechanical cleaning action
to loosen particles from the denture. The effervescent
compounds also reduce odor by neutralizing the
by-products of bacteria. The enzyme (everlace;
Overnight only) breaks down and food proteins
in plaque. The oxidants (sodium perborate &
potassium monopersulfate) remove stains and
whiten the denture teeth. The detergents (sodium
polyphosphate & several others) clean by removing
virtually all the particles that were broken
down and loosened by the previously mentioned
How does Polident
agents are the primary stain removers, while
the detergents and the enzyme (Overnight only)
also aid in the break down of food proteins.
The oxidizing agents act as a whitener/bleaching
agent that removes the stains. The detergents
emulsify oily stains and keep them dispersed
and suspended away from the denture, and the
enzyme breaks down stain particles to simple
forms. The detergents then remove the stain
Polident is proven to kill odor-causing bacteria.
How long do
patients have to soak their denture and how often?
soak their denture everyday, and follow the
directions on the box for the duration of the
soak, as it is dependant upon the variant purchased.
5-minute – soak for 5 minutes. This is ideal
for patients that want a quick cleaning during
the day. Overnight – Longer cleaning period
to allow antimicrobial agents, detergents and
enzymes to work to clean and remove tough stains
Partials – Specially formulated to clean both
the acrylic surface and metal clasps. Also good
for cleaning orthodontic appliances.
Is it safe to
soak dentures overnight in Polident?
Polident variants are safe for the overnight soaking
of dentures. It is important to note that
Polident Overnight is specifically formulated to clean
all night long and is ideal for overnight soaking
Polident 5-Minute is also safe for overnight
cleaning, and will not harm the denture.
Are there any
long term effects on the denture material with regular
The only long-term
effect of regular overnight use on denture material
is a clean denture. It is perfectly safe to
soak your denture in
Polident for the duration of the night, and there are
no negative effects.
I don’t recommend
long term use of Polident because it can discolor
Polident is safe for long-term use.
Polident has been through extensive testing and none
of our studies have indicated that long-term
use of Polident will discolor the acrylic material. Acrylic,
like many other materials will naturally fade
over time. As the acrylic denture is exposed
to ultra violet light, the color will fade.
This is in no way associated with the long-term
use of Polident.
What is the
maximum amount of time a denture can be left in
There is no
maximum amount of time provided the solution
does not dry out.
remove plaque on the denture – I recommend brushing.
There are clinical
studies that indicate
Polident effervescent products have been proven to help
remove plaque build up from the denture. It
is well known that brushing is an important
part of complete denture hygiene. Polident directions
for use recommend brushing dentures with the
Polident effervescent solution after soaking or with
a denture paste such as
is the best for cleaning dentures.
There are areas
of a denture that a denture wearer, especially
an elderly wearer, may not be able to effectively
clean by brushing. Polident effervescent cleaning
action can reach where brushing can miss. Brushing
alone does not provide the thorough anti-bacterial
cleaning action of
If the patient is brushing it is important
to educate them that a denture paste, such
are the recommended pastes because family toothpaste
are too abrasive.
soaking in mouthwash and water.
Polident is an anti-bacterial cleaning system and it
is the best method of cleaning dentures. Mouthwash
does leave the denture wearer with a fresh taste
in their mouth, however, Polident helps remove
stains and provide effervescent cleaning action.
Mouthwash is indicated for use only in the oral
cavity. Polident is specifically designed to clean denture material.
Why should I
recommend Polident over Efferdent?
Polident is the
only denture cleanser that provides patients with
a choice of different variants for individual need
states (5-Minute, Overnight and Partials).
denture cleanser has an enzyme (everlace) that breaks
down food proteins. Polident 5-Minute is the only
denture cleanser formula to clean in 5 minutes.
Polident is the
market leader, which means that patients are more
satisfied with Polident than any other denture cleanser.
Why are there
a variety Polident variants?
Polident is the Denture Cleanser that provides your patients
with a product offering that enables them to
choose the method and timing habits that suit
their cleansing needs.
Polident 5-Minute, Polident Overnight and
Dentu-Crème are all formulated specifically
for different cleansing habits. Polident for
Partials is specially formulated to clean both
the acrylic surface and metal clasps. The variants
provide your patients with a product that will
suit their needs and increase the likelihood
of committing to denture hygiene, which will
in-turn increase client compliance.
What is the
difference between the Polident variants?
Each is specifically
formulated to provide the best clean depending
on the specific methods of use.
Polident Overnight cleans for hours. The effervescing
action is steady and the enzyme works all night
long to break particles that attach to the denture.
Polident 5-Minute provides the fastest clean available.
The increased effervescent action and greater
stain-removing abilities enable this product
to clean faster than other denture cleansers.
Polident for Partials is specially formulated to clean
both the acrylic surface and metal clasps.
What are the
pH levels of effervescent denture cleansers?
pH level is 6.8 (Water’s pH is 7).
Polident is safe to use and will not cause chemical burn.