Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Reviewing Polident Denture Cleanser

Effervescent Cleanser For Dentures 

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If you are new to denture wear, as I am; you may be wondering about the need to use an effervescent cleanser for your new teeth. Today, I will review my choice for a cleanser and give you the reasons why I chose this particular brand. 

First of all, the cleanser that you use on your dentures needs to be non-abrasive. Regular toothpaste would be too harsh and scratch your denture and would not necessarily clean them as well as you would hope. 

Using an effervescent cleanser once per day will clean your denture of any odor causing bacteria and remove any stains from foods or liquids that you might have consumed during the day.  

Since there is more than one brand on the market, which one should you choose? It all boils down to preference, I guess. I chose to use Polident because I was familiar with it. My Mom used this brand for as long as I can remember. She wore dentures for 40 or more years before she passed several years ago. I figured, why try to re-invent the wheel when I knew Mom had much success with this brand. 

I chose the 3 minute tablet due to it's quick results. The box says that for better stain removal that you can leave your denture in for 5 minutes or longer. I do leave mine in the fizzing solution for 5 minutes each night. Dentures are porous so it is important to make sure the solution has time to remove the stains. My main concern for staining is the coffee I drink during any given day. So, far the Polident is keeping my nice new teeth pretty and white.

I, also, really liked getting a box with 96 tablets in it because that is going to last me for a little over 3 months. There are two other strengths of cleanser by Polident; one is an overnight solution and the other is made for smokers. I like that people have options from the same brand.

For me, the choice seemed simple. I chose to use the brand that I knew worked well because I saw it in action for over 4 decades. You should also know that I use a special toothpaste for dentures after meals and a special toothbrush specifically designed for dentures. In the near future, I will review your options for those products.

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  1. I'm certainly with you on tried and true products, Bev. I'm also with you on the large quantity. I try to stock up on many things so that whatever I buy will last for a long period of time. Very glad you're having a good experience with the new dentures.

  2. In addition to relying on the trusted name and the knowledge of past experience, I would love the triple mint flavor! That would be great for both you and people you get close to. While I knew about the denture cleansers, I honestly had no idea denture toothpaste existed. Now, you will get a laugh because I use denture cleaning tablets when cleaning my toilets. I have always used Polident's competitor, but if your trust them for you teeth, I will definitely buy Polident here the next time!

    1. You are correct, I did laugh! I had never thought to use them in the toilet! How many tablets do you use at one cleaning?

    2. Two per toilet and I try to remember to do it once a month. It sure makes the "porcelain bowls" shine! But, more than anything, it breaks down the hard water line that seems to appear no matter how often I clean the toilets.

    3. I haven't tried using them to clean the toilet, but my aunt recommended them to me for cleaning tea cups/mugs. If you drink a lot of tea, like I do, then the tannin stains the cups really easily and takes quite a bit of gumption to get it off - she pops a tablet in her tea cup once a week for a deep clean and swears by it.

  3. Good information for future reference about dentures.... and interesting about toilet bowl cleaning! I'll have to try that!

  4. So far I'm lucky to still have my own teeth, but I'm with you on keeping to the tried and true. So if the time ever comes when I need this product, I will know where to get it...thanks for a great review.

  5. Great review, but I hope I never need this product. My implants don't come out, but I don't know how many more of them I can afford. I always appreciate it when someone I know recommends a product they've actually used.


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