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Can I Eat Mints with Invisalign?

Having a stunning smile is something that people dream of having for years. However, many of these same people don’t want to deal with traditional braces. They are visibly (as well as physically) noticeable and require lifestyle and dietary adjustments. That’s why hundreds of adults have turned to Invisalign for their smile needs.

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Not only are they much less noticeable than traditional braces, but they are also easy to maintain! However, some people do experience trouble with their aligners from time to time. One of the main concerns of Invisalign users is getting stale breath from wearing their aligners. As a result, you may have asked yourself, “Can I eat mints with Invisalign?” The short answer is yes, you can, but not just any mints (we’ll get to that shortly). There are also numerous methods you can use to keep your breath fresh and healthy, and we’ll cover them in this blog. 

6 Tips for Keeping Your Breath Fresh While Wearing Invisalign

Worried about walking around with stale breath? Freshen up by following these easy tips!

smiling woman holding invisalign trayKeep your breath fresh and minty by following these easy tips!

Once you make the decision to invest in Invisalign, the start of your smile journey can finally begin. Throughout your journey, you will want to take care of your aligners and also look after your oral health. This will ensure the success of your treatment while also keeping your breath fresh and clean. As you navigate your treatment, make sure you stay well-versed with these easy tips for keeping your breath fresh!

1. Try Movemints™ — the Mint That Fits™

woman in white shirt putting mints in jeansMake sure you have a pack of Movemints handy when you want to freshen your breath. 

Dry mouth is a common issue among Invisalign users. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it can also lead to bad breath. That’s why we recommend treating your mouth with some Movemints. Movemints are sugar-free mints filled with a healthy dose of xylitol for promoting oral health. You can also chew them while wearing your aligners. If you are having trouble with getting your aligners to track, chewing on Movemints can be an effective method for getting them to fit properly. 

Movemint are the only mints you should eat with your Invisalign because they are truly sugar-free and don’t use aspartame as a sweetener, like many sugar-free mints you might find in your local store. And as we noted above, Movemints have a patented groove designed by an Orthodontist that fits between your aligners, so you can make sure they fit properly.

2. Remember to Rinse Your Aligners

Dry saliva and built-up plaque can cause your mouth to develop an unpleasant odor. To prevent this from occurring, remember to rinse your aligners whenever you take them out. You can also give them a quick brush-over to ensure their cleanliness. While you’re at it, remember to brush your teeth and give your mouth a quick rinse. 

3. Floss Your Teeth at Least Once a Day

woman flossing her teethFlossing your teeth is a crucial part of any proper dental routine. 

According to the American Dental Association, you should floss your teeth at least once a day. Most people floss in the evening when they are getting ready for bed. Flossing your teeth is crucial for removing plaque that can lead to the buildup of harmful bacteria. This bacteria can destroy your tooth enamel and leave you vulnerable to developing a cavity. 

4. Clean Your Invisalign with a Fresh Spray

Cleaning your Invisalign aligners on-the-go can sometimes be cumbersome and inconvenient. But keeping them clean is essential for maintaining your oral health and keeping your breath fresh. 

If you’re looking for an easy and convenient method for keeping your trays clean, try the Smilesaver™ spray by Soluria. Just one pump of the spray can effectively eliminate odors and bacteria from your trays. After thoroughly spraying your trays with the Smilesaver, you only have to wait for about a minute before placing them back into your mouth. 

5. Don’t Forget to Hydrate with Water

woman drinking waterDon’t forget to keep your body hydrated throughout the day with some fresh water!

Dry mouth is a common cause of bad breath. To keep your breath fresh and your body hydrated, you should be drinking about 11 to 15 cups of water a day. This will help wash away leftover food and particles that might be contributing to bad breath. Eating nutritious fruits and vegetables can also help you stay hydrated.  

6. Soak Your Aligners on a Regular Basis

To keep your aligners in tip-top shape, you should soak them with Invisalign cleaning crystals at least once a day. You can also create your own cleaner to soak them in. Whatever solution you use, it’s imperative that you soak your aligners in it to remove any food or plague that is caked onto them. 

Want more advice on taking care of your oral health during your Invisalign treatment? Check out more blog posts from Movemints, the creator of edible mints designed for invisible aligners. Our blog offers expert tips on Invisalign care and looking after your oral health. 

For years, customers have enjoyed Movemints for their effectiveness in improving dental health and eliminating dry mouth. Isn’t it time you gave the Mint that Fits™ a try?

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