Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth, but they can also be beneficial for the bone and teeth adjacent to them. Properly cared for, dental implants can last you a lifetime, so it’s important to keep them clean and your supporting tissues healthy. Here are three tips to keep you on track:
1) Brush Your Implants Twice a Day
Just like natural teeth, your dental implants require regular brushing to keep them clean. When you brush, it’s important to be gentle and use a soft-bristled brush so that you don’t irritate the gums next to them. An electric toothbrush works well, too. Focus on the gumlines in particular and be sure to brush for a minimum of two minutes at a time.
2) Floss at Least Once a Day
You’ve heard it a million times, but how many of us actually floss daily? If you want to stay on top of your oral health, flossing once a day is an absolute must. Even with dental implants. Flossing removes plaque from between teeth and under gums where brushing can’t reach. And it’s not just our mouths that benefit—regularly removing plaque prevents gum disease, which can lead to implant complications further down the line.
3) Visit Your Dentist for Regular Checkups
Regular dental visits are essential to maintaining your overall oral health as well as your dental implants. Not only can we treat problems before they get out of hand, but we’ll also offer advice on maintaining healthy bone and gum tissues, which support your dental implants.
If you’re considering getting implants, make sure you schedule regular checkups with our dentist in Atlanta. A visit every six months will help ensure that both you and your implant(s) will remain in good shape for years to come.
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