Just because you don’t have many (or any) natural teeth left doesn’t mean it’s impossible to have a smile you can be proud of. Anyone can have sweet breath if they put forth the effort. Here’s what you need to do to keep your denture smelling pleasant.
Clean Your Denture
The most obvious method is to simply remove debris from your denture on a regular basis. This often involves removing them daily to soak per your dentist’s directions. Leaving your dentures in your mouth for long periods of time lets them accumulate stinky bacteria and food debris.
Brush Your Tongue
Your tongue and cheeks tend to harbor more of the smelly germs than other surfaces. Even a clean denture can’t make up for the odor given off by bacteria camped out on soft tissues in your mouth. Keep a toothbrush or tongue scraper handy. Use a bacteria-controlling mouthrinse, if your dentist recommends it.
What NOT To Do
Don’t ever fall into the trap of thinking a minty piece of gum or candy is the solution! These will only temporarily mask odor and even encourage more bad breath if they contain sugar.
Soaking your denture in powerful household cleaning chemicals might sound like the end-all solution, but that can be harmful to both you and your denture.
Visit Your Dentist
Only your personal dentist can give you the best advice for keeping your prosthetic teeth fresh and clean. Regular visits are important even if you have no teeth left. A dental expert will ensure that your denture is healthy and fitting well and that your breath stays pleasant.
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