While a dental implant
is unable to develop cavities since it lacks the natural material of your teeth, many patients are still at risk of developing gum disease. Prevent poor dental health
with these everyday dental hygiene tips. Patients that have a history of periodontal disease might require additional treatment in additional to maintaining an everyday brushing habit.
Serious considerations must be given to the patient’s dedication to caring for the implant as daily flossing and brushing. Once a final restoration has been placed over the implant, the patient will enjoy the benefits as before tooth loss. Remember that taking care of your oral health is the most important step to achieving that healthier and whiter smile!
Step 1 – Brush
Some people disregard brushing their dental implants as part of their routine. Little do they know that brushing twice a day, including both your natural teeth and your dental implants is imperative for your underlying dental health. Keep brushing for 2 minutes twice a day and you’ll manage to have that whiter smile in no time.
Step 2 – Floss
If you regularly visit your dentist every 6 months, you most likely understand the importance of daily flossing. Unfortunately, it may feel as an unnecessary task to floss since you have dental implants. Just remember this the next time you get lazy to floss: leftover food and bacteria between your dental implants can cause periodontal problems such as gum disease.
Step 3 – Repeat
Repeat brushing twice a day for two whole minutes and flossing after every meal until it turns into a habit. It might feel like a chore at first but after the hang of it, you will develop the habit and eventually do it without even taking a second thought.
Step 4 – Regular checkups
The last step is to visit your dentist on a regular basis. But wait, who should you visit? A periodontist or a general dentist? Find out the difference between the two here.
Regular exams and cleanings are still necessary