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How often should I clean my dentures?

I am a 68 year old female with dentures and I want them clean. How often should I clean my dentures?

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Every day after you eat and before bed.
Denture care is simple and convenient, and usually needs to be performed only once per day. You will rinse and wash your dentures gently with a denture cleaning brush, making sure to clean them completely. If you are too aggressive, however, you run the risk of damaging your dentures, so please be cautious but thorough.

We professionally clean dentures at every check-up. It is important to still get an annual exam so the dentist can check everything in your mouth. I would clean the dentures daily with a toothbrush and soak them over night.
The dentures should be cleaned every single day for  maintenance of oral hygiene. After every meal, the dentures should be removed from your mouth and rinsed with water and same for your mouth. At least once a day, take a dentures brush and clean the entire inside surface of denture to make sure there is no plaque or food residue remaining. It is also advised to clean them using denture cleaning tablets for best care. 

At minimum, dentures should be cleaned every night. However, if food is being caught under the dentures after you eat, it is a good idea to also clean them after every time you eat.

Every night prior to going to bed.
Dentures attract bacteria. The combination of moisture in the mouth and heat and the seal from denture and your tissues is the best media for bacterias to grow. Therefore, dentures should be cleaned up each time you eat and run under hot water and dried and kept out of the mouth at night when you sleep.
You should clean your dentures at least twice a day using hand soap, preferably antibacterial. No need for toothpaste. You may use a toothbrush or just your hands.
You should clean your dentures daily. Just as you would brush your natural teeth. You should also give your mouth several hours of denture free time (overnight is ideal) to rest. Cleaning can be done with an antibacterial soak like polident or efferdent. They can also be scrubbed with a denture cleaning paste.