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Dental tartar

(8 Posts)
nanapug Tue 09-Dec-14 13:53:03

Does any one have a magic way of getting tartar off false teeth? I struggle as I produce a lot of tartar on my lower front teeth (the reason I have falsies!!) and even though I clean them twice a day and soak in Sterident every night it still builds up. Ideas please ladies.

soontobe Tue 09-Dec-14 14:32:01

Can your dentist help?

hildajenniJ Tue 09-Dec-14 14:32:08

Very difficult.
When I worked in the Nursing Home we fought the good fight against tartar on dentures.
Shh, don't tell anyone, I had a little tool (half of a tweezer) and used it to scrape the tartar off.
Try it at your peril though.tchgrin

tanith Tue 09-Dec-14 15:01:18

Using a solution of half white vinegar and water soaking the denture overnight then good brushing is supposed to be good. Don't steradent do a tartar removal one?

Lindylooby Tue 09-Dec-14 15:16:41

Polygrip partial denture soak is the only thing to remove it off my lower dentures. Nanapug, get some when you are in Bluey next time! Lol

kittylester Wed 10-Dec-14 06:51:44

Take it to a dental lab ( or your own dental practice). They will clean it off and polish the denture too. It shouldn't be expensive but doing it yourself with any implement risks damaging the finish.

Teetime Wed 10-Dec-14 10:05:35

Good post kitty I went to the hygienist yesterday and she has an electric powered scraper thingy now as well as the hand job - I have lovey shiny smooth teeth today- I'm sure its horrible to have that build up on dentures. Cost £39.

kittylester Wed 10-Dec-14 10:12:03

I hate the supersonic thingy Tee time and find my teeth are so sensitive afterwards that I can't brush properly for ages after! I always ask for a hand scale! tchblush