If you’re considering
dental implants, you may be concerned about their care and upkeep. Perhaps you’ve
had bad experiences with caring for bridges or dentures, and you want
to make sure you know what you’re committing to before getting implants.
Even if you have implants, it doesn’t hurt to brush up on their
care and oral maintenance. Our Austell dentists are here to help you understand
what you need to do to properly care for your dental implants.
Your dental implants should receive regular brushing, along with the rest
of your teeth. Thoroughly brushing at least twice a day can prevent the
growth of bacteria and prevent oral diseases and tooth decay. Electric
toothbrushes can clean more thoroughly and take less time to fully clean
You should floss your dental implants and natural teeth daily. Flossing
removes food debris from the spaces between your teeth and your implants.
This can help prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, tooth decay, and
gum disease. If you have sensitive teeth or gums, ask your dentist about
alternatives, such as water flossers like Waterpik.
Routine Dental Appointments
Like your natural teeth, it’s important to have your implants regularly
checked. Dental examinations are a critical part of your oral health,
since your dentist can address potential issues to prevent them from becoming
serious problems in the future. Your dentist can also check how your implants
are developing and take steps to help them remain healthy for years to come.
Seeing your dental hygienist regularly for
cleanings is another vital part of good oral care. Your teeth should be cleaned
professionally 4 times during the first year following your implant placement.
Quarterly cleanings can help protect the soft tissue around the implant
and can help prevent gum disease and complications with your implants.
Are You Considering Dental Implants? Call Our Austell Cosmetic Dentists
- (770) 467-3888
Many people are surprised to learn how convenient dental implants can be.
At Austell Dental Associates, we are dedicated to helping our patients
find the best possible solutions for their dental needs. From implants
to cleanings and everything in between, our Austell dentists can keep
your smile healthy and beautiful.
Contact us at (770) 467-3888 to schedule an appointment with our team!