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Three Common Causes of Denture Odor


Posted on 11/21/2022 by Alexandra Garcia DDS MS
Three Common Causes of Denture OdorDentures are dental appliances used to replace lost teeth. These appliances go a long way in restoring your smile and the ability to chew food comfortably. However, dentures can lead to various oral problems, especially if you don't take good care of them. Denture odor is one of the results of poor denture maintenance. Stuck food particles, lack of proper cleaning, and wearing your dentures all the time will most likely cause denture odor.

Stuck Food Particles


When eating, bits of food particles might get stuck underneath your dentures and cause bad breath. The presence of food particles will lead to the buildup of plaque around the dentures. As a result, a layer will be formed around the dentures and create an unpleasant smell. To prevent such occurrences, you should avoid eating sticky and sugary foods that could attract bacteria.

Lack of Proper Cleaning


One of the main causes of denture odor is the lack of proper cleaning. Just like your natural teeth, food particles will get stuck on your dentures and lead to plaque buildup. With time, plaque will accumulate and start producing a foul smell. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you clean your dentures properly. To do so, brush them daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Make sure that every part of your dentures is clean before using them. You can also soak them overnight in cleansing solutions to get rid of bacteria. This will not only keep them clean but also prevent denture odor.

Wearing Dentures all the Time


If you wear your dentures all the time, you are more likely to experience denture odor. Therefore, you should remove your dentures overnight and let them "breath." This helps prevent the accumulation of bad odor in your mouth. Furthermore, it is recommended that you soak dentures overnight to keep them clean. This is important because it eliminates any bacteria on them. Contact our offices for more information on the causes of denture odor.
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