HOW TO AVOID BAD BREATH WITH DENTURES?
No one wants bad breath. But just like natural teeth, a build-up of plaque and tartar on your dentures can create just that. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to help ensure you have a fresh mouth and fresh breath every day.
WHAT MAY CAUSE BAD BREATH WHILE WEARING DENTURES?
When you chew food, it’s not uncommon for tiny particles to become lodged between your gums and your dentures, too. The plaque caused by the lingering food can form a layer around the dentures, leading to unpleasant smells. Failing to clean your dentures every day can also cause bad breath due to a bacterial build-up, as can wearing your dentures all the time.
Tips for keeping your breath fresh
Use a denture adhesive
Denture adhesives can help prevent food from getting trapped underneath your dentures by creating a seal between your gums and dentures. They help you enjoy your meals, without having the worry of bad breath.
Follow a deep clean regime daily
By cleaning away the plaque and removing food debris every day, you’ll reduce the risk of bacterial build-up. All it takes to keep your dentures clean is three simple steps – soak, brush and rinse.
An effective way to clean dentures is to soak them in a specialist denture cleanser tablet, such as Polident. The cleanser tablets remove* 99.9% of odour-causing bacteria.** For the best results follow the instructions on the pack.
Next you should brush any remaining debris from your dentures using a soft-bristle toothbrush.
Once soaked and brushed, you should then rinse your dentures thoroughly under running water.
Take your dentures out at night
Be sure to remove your dentures before you sleep to prevent bacteria from forming and growing overnight.
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**In laboratory tests.