If you eat foods with strong odors like garlic or onions you basically have to wait until the foods have passed through your body before the odor is completely gone. You can mask it with brushing and mouthwash to cover up the odor temporarily. All food you eat begins the breaking down process in your mouth. As food digests and is absorbed into the bloodstream, it is eventually carried to the lungs and given off in your breath.
Poor dental hygiene habits promote bacteria growth between teeth, around the gums and on the tongue, which causes bad breath. If you donít brush and floss your teeth daily, the food particles that remain in your mouth begins to promote bacteria growth on teeth, gums and the tongue. If dentures are not properly cleaned, bacteria and food particles can cause bad breath. Other unhealthy lifestyles that include smoking or chewing tobacco-based products can cause bad breath, stain the teeth and irritate gum tissues.
With all we know about dental disease - its causes and its treatment - there is no good reason that anyone should end up losing most or all of their teeth. Teeth can last a lifetime, and all it takes is the commitment to take care of them. However, I must still prescribe dentures and partial dentures to my patients when they need them. I do it, but deep down I always get an uneasy feeling, worrying that the patient will eventually have problems with them.
So, what's a person to do?
Think suction cups.
Have you ever seen an octopus? Their arms are lined with suction cup like suckers that create great holding power for the octopus, which puts the creature at a great advantage. Now those suction cups have been recreated on dentures.
People who have poorly fitting dentures can improve their quality of life with suction cup dentures because chewing is made easier. And that's important. The simple fact is that if dentures don't fit well a person cannot properly chew food, and instead of eating a variety of nutritious foods, the person ends up eating only soft foods. However, when the underside of the denture is made with all these little suction cups, the retention of the denture improves. Hereís how they work: As the person places the denture, the suction cups engage the gum tissue and grab on, much like a plunger would if you pressed it against the floor. The net result of all these little suckers is a denture that has dramatically more hold. You really have to see these dentures to realize how superior they are compared to the normal type.
If you or anyone you know is having a problem with dentures that don't
fit properly, you owe it to yourself to find out about the "dentures
from the deep," suction cup dentures. They are truly phenomenal.