How to avoid bad breath with dentures

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TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR BREATH FRESH

No one wants bad breath. But just like natural teeth, a build-up of plaque and tartar on your dentures can create just that. 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. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to help ensure you have a fresh mouth and fresh breath every day.

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 and reduce the chance of bad breath occurring.

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 five simple steps.

Take your dentures out at night
Be sure to remove your dentures before you sleep to prevent bacteria from forming and growing overnight.