If cared for improperly, dentures can be a strong contributor to bad breath. However, with proper daily care, your dentures can remain fresh and clean, which can help your breath smell better.
Our dentist, Dr. Doris Madrigal, wants you to have a healthy mouth and fresh breath even if you have dentures. That’s why our team at DM Family Dentistry wants to let you know how to best care for your dentures to avoid bad breath.
Bad breath can be caused by bacteria and decaying food stuck in your mouth or dentures. To fight against this, make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your dentures daily making sure to clean all surfaces of your dentures.
For best care of your dentures, you should soak your them in a cleaning solution overnight. This can help remove the bacteria that can lead towards bad breath.
One more thing that you should do to fight bad breath while having dentures is to brush your tongue. Your tongue has ridges and bumps in it that bacteria can grow in. By brushing your tongue, you can remove those bacteria that can cause bad breath and freshen your breath.
Call us at 847-740-8827 today and schedule an appointment with us. Our team will be able to answer any questions you might have about your dentures and making sure they let you have the best smile possible.