When you receive your dentures from your dentist, you should also receive detailed instructions on how to use, clean and store them overnight. But at night, when you're ready to take them out, how should you store them properly? Storing dentures correctly helps prevent damage to dentures and keeps them clean and fresh. Plastic trays can be used for soaking dentures, but they need to be sterilized after each use and foam and petroleum-based containers are not environmentally friendly. 6-ounce, 8-ounce and 12-ounce paper containers for soaking dentures are available to private offices, dental clinics and teaching universities.
If you live alone or only with adults, it's fine to store your dentures overnight in the sink. Otherwise, create a high shelf or other place where it will be inaccessible to children and pets. It's best to have a cup or container dedicated only to storing your dentures. In addition, dentures must be cleaned and stored hygienically, or they can become a breeding ground for oral bacteria and develop plaque and tartar in the same way as natural teeth.