How to Clean Your Dental Implants

Posted on 3/22/2021 by Karl Olson
How to Clean Your Dental ImplantsThe success of dental implants largely relies on oral hygiene. Once you've gone through the procedure to improve the appearance of your teeth, it's time to ensure that your implants last a lifetime. So, when it comes to dental implants, you need to pay extra attention to maintaining good oral hygiene.

Dental Implant Risk Factors

As you eat or drink, plaque accumulates on your teeth and gums throughout the day. As this plaque builds up, it exposes your mouth to the risk of tooth decay and gum disease by making way for harmful bacteria. Since your dental implants are fused with your jawbone, it is important to ensure that you maintain the health of your gum line to ensure that implant's stability.

How to Clean Your Dental Implants

Your dentist will recommend many cleaning tips when it comes to caring for your dental implants. In most cases, you are required to treat your dental implant just like you would treat your natural teeth.

Brushing your teeth twice a day on a regular basis is key to keeping your dental implants clean. It is recommended that you use a fluoride toothpaste to prevent any bacteria from further affecting your teeth. Flossing should also be a part of your dental hygiene routine as it helps get rid of any food remnants from your mouth. Also, you must also rinse your mouth with a mouthwash to keep your gums healthy. Don't forget to visit your dentist regularly to keep a check on your dental implants.

Caring for your dental implants isn't that difficult – a good overall oral health routine should suffice when it comes to maintaining your implants in top-notch condition.

If you wish to schedule an appointment to get dental implants or any other dental procedure, call us at (203) 838-3132 where our experienced team of dental professionals can help you!

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