How Do I Care For My Dental Implants?

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.

Brushing

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 your mouth.

Flossing

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.

Professional Cleanings

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!

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