There are many causes of chronic bad breath, known as halitosis. So it can be a bit of a challenge to find the source, or sources, and solve the problem. Yes, there could be more than one issue responsible for making your breath draw the wrong kind of attention to you. Might it be your dentures? Find out how you can determine if your dentures are the source of your breath odor and take a look at what you can do to rule it out as a suspect.
Dentures and Bad Breath
If you don’t clean your dentures carefully and on a regular basis, there’s a very strong chance they’re either the source of the problem or a major contributing factor. Food particles can get caught, not just between the teeth of this dental appliance, but in the underside of the dentures as well. To rule out your dentures as the source of your breath odor, make sure you clean your dental appliance thoroughly and regularly.
Cleaning Your Dentures
Taking care of your dentures is a lot like caring for natural teeth, with just a few more steps. Here are the items you need to check off your denture cleaning list every day:
Brush your dentures – don’t just brush the teeth area. Brush the gums area and on the underside of your dental appliance every day to inhibit bacteria growth on your dentures.
Rinse your mouth too – there’s little use in keeping one or the other clean, as bacteria will just spread from one to the other. So when you take your dentures out for maintenance, be sure to clean your mouth as well.
Handle your dentures with care – chips, cracks and scrapes in or on your dentures make it easier for bacteria to incubate and spread.
If you’ve been near flawless in caring for your mouth and dentures, yet the halitosis persists, one of the following issues might be the culprit:
· Dry mouth
· Chronic illness
Get Definitive Answers
The best way to get to determine if your dental appliance is the source of your halitosis is to check in with a local dentist.
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