Bad Breath And Dental Implants: 3 Things To Consider

When bad breath shows up, it’s disheartening enough just to have to admit that your brushing and flossing aren’t getting the issue to go away. Add to the list the fact that you also wear dental implants and are feeling extra worried because you don’t want this to mean anything bad for your tooth replacements and you can really upset yourself! Fortunately, there is absolutely no reason to become overly concerned. Instead, our Rohnert Park, CA practice wants you to recognize that if your yucky breath isn’t going away, there are reasons (and we can help you identify and treat them). So, consider some new information!

#1: Yucky Breath Can Mean Dry Mouth And…

Bad breath can mean dry mouth. Dry mouth can promote the multiplication of bacteria, which can invite lots of issues like decay or gum disease. Neither is something you want, especially as you strive to protect your smile and your dental implants. See us or visit your general dentist for help.

#2: Your Breath Issue Can Mean You Need Better Dental Hygiene

Remember that if you have a full or partial denture that you place over your dental implants for support but that you can remove, you’re going to be taking it out and cleansing it. If you’re cleansing it thoroughly and properly, you’re removing food and bacteria from it and, as a result, it won’t smell. However, if you’re not thoroughly keeping it clean, then bacteria will proliferate and your device will smell. When you place it back into your mouth, you’ll deal with bad breath. So, if you’ve been lax with habits, it’s time to shape up! If you need reminders or help, simply remember to talk with us soon, so we may help you get back on track.

#3: Something Might Be Going On

When you do all that you can to keep your smile clean once you receive dental implants, including brushing and flossing, you may figure your smile is going to remain nice and fresh. However, we want you to remember that there’s more to care than home care. First, it’s essential that you continue receiving dental cleanings for thorough protection (and checkups, too). When you feel that your bad breath is unexplained, you may wish to schedule a visit with your general dentist (especially if it’s been a while). In many instances, oral health issues like periodontal disease, tooth decay, and more may be the cause of your concern. Fixing them is good for your smile and helps protect your implants!

Ask For Implant Care Help

If you need any help at all caring for your smile or maintaining your grin after you receive dental implants, simply remember to speak with us about them as soon as you can, so we may offer advice. Schedule the time you need in Rohnert Park, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-584-1630 to schedule your visit today.