5 Simple Steps
Caring for your removable dental appliance is important for your oral health. Be sure to establish a dental hygiene routine that includes rinsing appliances after each meal and soaking them in a cleansing solution once a day.
Continue to brush your natural teeth and gums as directed by your dentist.
Clean your appliance daily. Rinse under warm running water for approximately 10-30 seconds to remove any food particles.
Thoroughly brush your appliance with a soft denture brush using water only. Rinse again.
Place your appliance in lukewarm water with a denture cleaner for at least 15 minutes daily. We recommend TCS Concentrated Dental Appliance Cleaner.
When possible, keep your appliance in water or a denture solution when you are not wearing it.
DO NOT use bleach, toothpaste, or similar cleaning products; these may scratch or discolor the surface of your appliance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I remove stains from my dental appliance?
For stubborn stains, soak in denture cleansing solution overnight. Brushing or using harsh abrasives will not be effective and may damage the appliance.
Can I use vinegar, bleach, baking soda to clean my appliance?
These are harsh products that should not be used to clean dental appliances.
What temperature should I use to soak my appliance?
Soak appliance at room temperature. Initally use warm water to help dissolve the solution. Do not use boiling water as this may warp the appliance.
Can I wear my dentures to sleep?
Yes, however it is recommended to remove your dentures to sleep. You should not wear your dentures 24 hours a day without removing them for proper oral hygiene. Note that some designs of dental appliances are not recommended to wear while sleeping, ask your dental professional.
Can I use TCS Dental Appliance Cleaner on my natural teeth?
No, this product should not be used in the mouth.
Can I use more TCS Dental Appliance Cleaner than what is recommended?
Although this will not damage your appliance, TCS Cleaner is concentrated and it is not necessary to use more than the recommended amount.
Once prepared, will the solution really last for 7 days?
TCS Dental Appliance Cleaner ingredient combination is formulated to effectively clean for 7 days. This non-chlorinated solution is safe and concentrated for effective results. Simply rinse the appliance under running water prior to submerging it into the solution in order to maintain the solution free of food particles.
How does this cleaner compare to similar products?
TCS does not contain harsh chemicals nor forms of chlorine often found in similar cleansers. Additionally, TCS Dental Appliance Cleaner is professional strength, which means that it does not contain fillers that can weaken the cleansing effectiveness.
What if I run out of solution for a few days?
A few days normally will not create an issue, simply brush the appliance with a soft bristle brush and soak in water.
How long can I soak my appliance in TCS Dental Appliance Cleanser solution?
Most removable dental appliances can be submerged in TCS Dental Appliance Cleansing solution whenever they are not being worn. However, aligners, soft liners and some types of guards should only be soaked for approximately 15 minutes per cleansing. Ask your dental professional the best maintenance for your type of appliance.