Did you know there are approximately 3 million people in America and Canada that wear dental braces and twice as many who wear mouth guards and retainers? That doesn’t include the millions of people that wear dentures. With those types of numbers there are likely millions of people that struggle with bad breath or Halitosis.
Halitosis or bad breath can definitely be caused by all these types of dental appliances. The bacteria in the human mouth find themselves more free surfaces where they can reside, if a patient wears any kind of dental appliance, be it a mouth guard, braces or a denture. Food particles can then get trapped by these devices allowing microbes to feed on these particles which leads to bad breath.
Oral appliances are very important for your oral health, and people should not restrain from wearing them just because they feel their breath will stink by wearing them.Â There are plenty of breath freshening products available on the market that can help neutralize the bacteria, and keep away the formation of Halitosis. Speak to your local Gentle Dental dentist or orthodontist by callingÂ 1-888-513-7436 to learn about which product will work best for you and your family.