Controlling Dental Implant Bad Breath and Odor

Sometime patients notice their new dental implants are causing bad breath and odor. This usually happens for three reasons:

  • Food Choices
  • Infection
  • Plaque Buildup

Now that you have your smile back the last thing you want is bad breath. One troublesome issues caused by dental implants is bad breath.

Stop Dental Implant Odor

Rethink What You Are Eating

Floss! It not only help to prevent cavities, but it helps to prevent bad breath. If you leave bits and pieces of food stuck between your teeth, the food will begin to create a terrible odor in your mouth. Dental implants easily trap food in between the gum line like regular teeth can. If you have never been a big fan of floss its time to adopt the habit and floss twice a day. You will also need to brush after every meal, snack or drink. Since dental implants easily trap food and beverages you may need to reconsider your food choices. Foods known for causing bad breath such as coffee, onions and garlic should be avoided. Many patients report good result from using a non-alcohol mouth wash like Crest 3D White Luxe Glamorous White Whitening Rinse.

Infection!

A dental implant can become infected due to a number of reasons. One of the most common reasons is because it is not secure. A loose dental implant makes it easy for bacteria to grow and embed inside of the implant. If the bacteria are not caught during the early stages, they will destroy the entire implant. The infected implant results in a pungent odor. At this point, you will require the help of a dentist in order to eliminate the smell and fix your infected implant.

Plaque Stinks In So Many Ways

Your dental implants can develop plaque just as easily as normal teeth can. Visit your dentist more often for a thorough deep cleaning because over time plaque can create a bad odor in your mouth. More importantly a buildup of plaque can lead to gum disease which will eventually lead to more implants. Extreme forms of gum disease often result in losing your teeth. As a result, it is important to keep our teeth clean at all times throughout the day. You can more effectively remove plaque by using a high end electric tooth brush such as the Sonicare DiamondClean. It may seem like a expensive purchase at first but it could save you money in the long run. Many patients report achieving good results by adding a WaterPik to their daily oral hygiene routine.