Dentures are great devices that can bring back your quality of life. They allow you to eat the foods you enjoy the most, and what's more, they help to promote good oral hygiene.
Good oral hygiene is essential whether you are missing teeth or not. This is because your gums are still susceptible to the bacteria that grows in your mouth. This bacteria can cause gum disease if left unchecked.
Though dentures can restore your quality of life, they can also make oral hygiene more difficult. Many denture wearers struggle with constant bad breath, and they are not sure what is causing it. If you sufferer from constant bad breath as a denture wearer, there is one common cause to look out for.
The Importance Of Clean Dentures
Denture wearers are advised to keep their dentures as clean as possible. Often times, denture wearers forget that they not only need to brush the inside of their mouth, but also need to brush their dentures at the end of every day. Dentures can harbor the bacteria that makes our mouth smell bad and need to be cleaned regularly to get rid of the smell.
The best way to clean your dentures is to remove them from your mouth if possible. Once they are removed from your mouth, use a denture toothpaste and toothbrush to thoroughly clean your dentures. Make sure to clean all surfaces of your dentures, because bacteria can grow in all the small nooks and crannies in them. Once you have thoroughly cleaned your dentures, soak them overnight in a denture cleaning solution. The denture cleaning solution will help to remove all the bacteria from your dentures.
If you regularly carry out these steps and you still suffer from bad breath, come to our office for a visit. We will help you find the source of your bad breath and give you a solution. Maybe while you're here, we can talk about more denture care tips so your dentures stay clean and last a long time!
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The staff are super friendly and made me feel really comfortable. I had to get Implants for two "baby" teeth i still had left b/c i never grew permanent teeth in their place. I had to be sedated for the operation and expected to be out of commission for a couples days and in a lot of pain the following week. However, that evening I felt surprisingly good with minimal pain.
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