September 12, 2017
The highly-skilled team of dental professionals at our Kansas City, MO dentist office provide restorative dentistry services for patients of all ages, including full-mouth reconstruction options, so you can:
- Order your favorite foods at restaurants without thinking twice about your chewing abilities
- Smile wide and proud when it’s time to say “cheese” for the camera
- Avoid a “sunken in” look and maintain your youthful appearance
- Boost your self-esteem
- Chew your food more thoroughly, improving your digestion and overall health
When you visit us, not only will we replace your missing chompers, we’ll also teach you how to care for them and your mouth so you can fight bacteria and other causes of bad breath.
Fight Bad Breath With Our Professional Advice On Dentures Care
If you already have dentures or know someone who has had them for a while, you undoubtedly know that it can be difficult to keep a bad taste and smell out of your mouth. When you think about how the space between your gums and your replacement teeth is a perfect place for bacteria to hide, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. But that isn’t the only potential cause of bad breath when you have dentures.
One of the best ways to prevent bad breath when you have dentures is to practice excellent oral hygiene habits and techniques. To keep your gums and the inside of your mouth clean, you should gently but thoroughly brush your gums twice a day. If recommended or desired, you should also use a mouthwash or rinse.
You should also take excellent care of your replacement teeth. There are multiple types of dentures and we will discuss the best cleaning techniques for your particular set.
With the exception of dentures held in place by dental implants, you’ll need to remove your false teeth and allow them to soak in a cleaner overnight. After taking them out for the night and before putting them back in your mouth in the morning, you should thoroughly rinse them and brush them with a soft bristle brush.
To verify your replacement teeth are still in good shape, visit Dental Care Center of South Kansas City for a routine dental cleaning and exam every six months. We’ll thoroughly clean your mouth and ensure your dentures have not become affected by bacteria. If necessary, we can create a brand new set to replace dirty or worn-out ones.
Perhaps your dentures are in great shape but you still have chronic bad breath. There could be a few potential causes behind this persistent problem.
Maybe you take certain medications that contribute to your bad breath. If you suspect this may be the case, talk with us and your physician to find out for sure.
Another common cause of bad breath with dentures wearers is a simple matter of not drinking enough water. By drinking more water, you’ll prevent bacteria from spreading throughout your mouth and multiplying. You’ll also avoid dry mouth and other oral health problems.
Know Your Dentures Options
Whether you want a full set of replacement teeth or you just need to replace several adjacent missing teeth, we have dentures selections that will suit your needs, including:
- Full-arch dentures to replace all your teeth in your upper or lower jaw or both
- Partial dentures
- Dental implant dentures
So you won’t have to go without your pearly whites while your replacement teeth are made, we even provide temporaries.
No matter the particular treatment you receive, we will go above and beyond to make your appointments as pleasant as possible. Our friendly team will answer any questions you have and explain your options so you can make an informed decision. We’ll also provide a variety of amenities to help put you at ease, including:
- Headphones and TVs with DISH programming in every care room to entertain and distract you
- Aromatherapy towels
- Coffee, tea, juice, or water from our refreshment area
- Cozy neck and leg pillows
- Warm blankets
If there’s anything that could make your experience more pleasant, just let us know!
Learn how you can get a healthy mouth and strong set of teeth again with dentures by calling Dental Care Center of South Kansas City at 816-399-5539. You can also schedule or ask questions using our handy online form or stop by our conveniently located Kansas City, MO dentist office in person.