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Your new complete denture is intended to replace the basic function of your missing teeth. Even though the dental appliance will not be susceptible to bacterial influence and oral plaque acids, it will still need to be cleaned and maintained each day.

Rinsing and thoroughly brushing it with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture polish that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance will help to clear away plaque residue and any lingering food particles.

Yet even with consistent cleaning, you might still struggle with chronic bad breath. If a dental checkup at Hawkins Dental Group indicates that the problem isn’t linked to an oral health condition, you might want to consider adding a tongue cleaning to your daily oral hygiene routine.

Excess bacteria in your mouth can quickly alter the conditions in your mouth causing foul and pervasive odors. Fortunately, cleaning your tongue can be as simple as brushing it with your regular toothbrush or using a special tongue scraper. Rinsing your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash or cleaning your tongue could also help freshen your breath and reduce plaque development.

You might want to check all of your oral hygiene products for the ADA’s Association’s Seal of Acceptance. Sometimes ineffective or cosmetic mouthwash or toothpaste can fail to effectively clear away bacterial deposits that contribute to bad breath odors.

If you live in the Amarillo, Texas, region and you have been struggling to handle your bad breath, you should call 806-353-4361 to schedule a checkup at the dental offices of Hawkins Dental Group’s dental offices.