Do Dentures Stain?

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Everyone hopes for perfect, pearly white teeth but what about people that have dentures? Do dentures stain too? The answer is yes. However, there are a few ways to prevent and treat stains when it comes to dentures

Most people are under the impression that dentures can be treated the same as natural teeth just because they replace them. But that is actually not the case. Being aware of how dentures stain, why and what one can do to prevent and treat the stains can be helpful to someone who is not quite sure what to do.

Stains on dentures

Yes, dentures are prone to staining, which may surprise some. Just because a person has false teeth, does not mean that they will remain that fluorescent white forever. Keep reading to find out more!

How do dentures stain?

Dentures stain for the same reason that anything else stains! Just like with natural teeth, dentures are prone to absorbing the dyes from teas, coffees, wines and other heavily colored foods or drinks. Enough consumption of anything dyed will end up staining dentures over time.

Why do dentures stain?

This question comes up a lot among patients. They wonder why dentures stain when they are not even made of natural materials. Dentures are typically made of plastic, nylon, acrylic resin or metal, meaning that none of these materials mirror that of a natural tooth.

However, all of these materials are still prone to becoming stained because dyed beverages or foods have that severe of an impact, whatever the dentures makeup is.

Preventing stains

Prevention of staining on dentures is quite simple. Regularly clean the dentures by gently brushing and also soaking each night. Non-abrasive denture soaps or pastes will ensure that the dentures are free of any leftover food items which could cause staining. Soaking dentures each night will also help keep them free of stains.

Avoiding beverages such as teas, coffees and wines can also help prevent staining from occurring. These beverages are the most likely to stick to the surface of the dentures and produce a build up of stains.

Treating stains

Dentures cannot be whitened using traditional at-home whitening agents or even an in-office treatment. Any forms of whitening will actually damage the dentures. It is best to use denture-safe pastes or products recommended by a dental specialist.

Another way that stained dentures can be treated is by taking them to the dentist. They can polish and clean the dentures so that they are whiter in color.

Reach out to us!

It is hard to prevent dentures from staining completely. But with the help of a dental specialist, you can have a white smile! 

Want to know more about stained dentures? If so, then feel free to reach out to us today. We have trained professionals who would be happy to go over any questions that you might have. Give us a call or stop by our office today!

Request an appointment here: or call Charles Ashley Mann, DDS & Associates at (919) 241-1394 for an appointment in our Garner office.

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