Tips For Keeping Your Breath Fresh When You Have Dentures

Dentures South Bend, IN | Tulip Tree Dental Care

Sometimes it seems like you solve one problem and another pops up almost immediately. But, at least when it comes to issues related to dentistry and your oral health, we can help! If you’re having trouble with bad breath now that you have dentures or you’re worried about that problem when you do get them, call Tulip Tree Dental Care at 574-208-5668 for a variety of tips!

Whether you need to replace teeth in your upper or lower jaw or you want to get a full-mouth reconstruction, we have options for you at our South Bend, IN dentist office. Dr. Nicole Hurcomb and our professional team will assess your current situation and review your smile goals with you to ensure you are satisfied with the results. We offer a variety of dentures, including:

  • Full removable dentures that replace a full-arch of teeth and are held in place by suction and adhesive
  • Partial dentures that fill the gap left by multiple adjacent teeth and are attached to your remaining pearly whites surrounding the gap
  • Options for dentures held firmly in place by dental implants
  • Temporary dentures so you won’t have to go without your beautiful smile and oral function while your custom dentures are made

Regardless of which dentures option you get from us, your new smile will look great and provide the chewing power you need to eat your favorite meals in comfort again. And no matter what type of dentures you have, we can help you maintain excellent oral health and avoid bad breath as well!

So you don’t have to stress about paying for your restorative dentistry treatments, we accept an assortment of payment options. We even offer our own in-house financing!

If your week is already pretty tightly packed and you’re unable to take off work, you’ll be happy to know that our South Bend, IN dentist office is open until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Don’t Put Up With Bad Breath When You Have Dentures

It can be difficult to really enjoy meals when you are dealing with bad breath. But beyond that, you are probably feeling pretty self-conscious about it when you are speaking with people face-to-face. There could be a few different things that are contributing to your bad breath if you have dentures. No matter what the cause is, we can help you determine it and address it.

One thing that is very important for your oral health when you have dentures is that you keep your replacement teeth clean. We’ll provide guidance on hygiene habits you should maintain that are specific to the type of dentures you have. The cleaner you keep your false teeth and the rest of your mouth, the less bad bacteria there will be.

If you have not maintained good oral hygiene with your dentures, or even if they’re made of certain materials and you’ve had them for a significant amount of time, certain odor-causing bacteria may have gotten inside the base of your dentures. If this is the case, we can provide a replacement set that’ll give you a fresh start!

The base of your dentures isn’t the only place where bad breath bacteria can lurk. You also need to brush your gums, even if you don’t have any natural remaining teeth. This will keep your pink gums clean and healthy so you won’t have to put up with a bad taste or smell coming from them.

Another habit you should try to maintain, regardless of how many teeth you have in your mouth, is to drink plenty of water. On top of keeping you hydrated and contributing to your overall health, this will keep your mouth wet and help to rinse away bad bacteria that can collect.

If you are taking medication(s), you should also speak with your physician about whether or not any of your medicines are causing or contributing to bad breath. Your doctor may have an alternative or just tips to help you counteract the side effect of less-than-perfect breath.

Regardless of why you are visiting our South Bend, IN dentist office, we will do everything to make your appointment as pleasant as possible. We even offer various amenities, including:

  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Music and TV to entertain and distract you

Learn how to maintain good oral health and great breath as well when you have dentures by calling Tulip Tree Dental Care at 574-208-5668. We’ll help you understand the problem and how to address it. You can also use our handy online form to schedule.

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