Cleaning Dentures (Soft Processed Lining)

  1. Soak denture in denture cleanser overnight, or for at least 30 minutes daily.
  2. Brush dentures vigorously daily, especially the soft area.

  3. Use the Zephiran solution (See recipe at bottom of page) once a week for prevention of yeast infection.

  4. Massage gums daily with finger, or soft toothbrush, and also brush tongue.

  5. To prevent breaking your denture, brush denture over a towel or over a basin half-filled with water.

  6. If surface of soft lining begins to deteriorate, i.e. roughness or separation, please call the office.

  7. The processed lining should last a minimum of 2-3 years. Proper care may extend the life of the material.


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons zephiran (1:750 strength)
  • 8 ounces of water
  • Mix together with a spoon.

Place denture in zephiran solution for at least 30 minutes, once a week. This solution will kill all bacteria, but will not clean or remove stains.