With Bad Breath, there are many things to consider. Sometimes it has to do with proper dental hygiene or maybe it’s due to our lifestyle. Today we’re going to go over some different things for you to consider. One thing to also be aware of is that dentures are not designed to last forever. If you believe it’s time for your dentures to be replaced, this could be the culprit! Be sure to be getting regular maintenance done for your dentures and make a plan to get them replaced when the time comes. Now let’s look at some other things you can do to avoid being self-conscious about your breath.
Lifestyle factors: smoking, alcohol consumption, and food preferences
Lifestyle choices also raise the chance of foul breath. Cigarette chemicals stick to your teeth, throat, and gums, which can cause several health problems, including bad breath. Our bodies turn approximately 90% of the alcohol we consume into acetic acid, which causes drinkers to have bad breath. If we consume too much and too frequently, we will develop halitosis. Onions and garlic are obvious food causes for foul breath. However, certain diets, such as a low carbohydrate diet, might produce metabolically disruptive ketones, causing your breath to smell foul.
- Avoid smoking for the sake of your oral and overall health.
- Avoid excessive drinking.
- Clean your denture and mouth as soon as possible after eating odor-causing meals. Suck on a mint or chew on some parsley to get rid of bad breath.
Home Remedies to Eliminate Denture Odor
Here are some home cures for denture odor to try:
- Adopt a twice-daily routine for cleaning your mouth, denture, and remaining teeth. Rinse after scraping or gently brushing your tongue.
- Drink plenty of water to wash out bacteria that cause odors.
- Warm salty water should be used to rinse your mouth and denture.
- To freshen your breath, suck on a clove. Cloves’ antibacterial properties aid in the prevention of the growth of stinky bacteria.
- For garlic or onion breath, use diluted apple cider vinegar mouthwash or chew on fresh parsley.
- Oranges help people with dry mouths make more saliva because they have vitamin C.
- Chew sugar-free gum to activate the saliva glands, which aid in the removal of odoriferous germs. There are non-stick denture gums available.
- Avoid alcohol-based mouthwashes because they cause dry mouth. Instead, use 1 cup of warm water, 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon, the juice of two lemons, 1 & 1/2 teaspoons of honey, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to make your own. If mixed, the solution will keep in a jar for a couple of weeks.
You can’t deny that bad denture breath can leave a sour taste in your mouth. With the assurance that you always have fresh breath, you can continue living without letting bad denture odor hold you back.