After you have received a dental implant to restore your smile, it’s important to maintain proper care of your smile so that your dental implant can last for several years to a lifetime. If you are worried about how to care for dental implants, we are happy to provide the following tips to help you keep your dental implants in good shape:
– Brush your teeth twice a day for two-minute sessions using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Brush your teeth gently to avoid irritating your gums and take time to thoroughly clean every tooth, especially around the implant.
– Floss your smile at least once a day, as recommended. This is an excellent technique to properly clean the hard-to-reach areas of your smile, including every crack and crevice. Find a flossing product that suits you and work carefully to dislodge any food particles that have accumulated between your teeth. Remember to clean each area with a fresh section of floss as you move along.
– Schedule regular dental checkups with your dentist every six months to receive routine dental cleanings and exams. During this visit, the dental team deeply cleans every area of your smile and evaluates the status of your implant to ensure your restoration is in great shape and prevent risky issues such as tooth decay and gum disease.
As long as you care for your dental implant every day by brushing and flossing your teeth and attending regularly scheduled dental checkups twice a year, you can help your implant last for many, many years into the future. Caring for your implant is very simple, and can be achieved while taking care of your natural teeth.
Please feel free to call Studio 1 Dental today at 916.567.0900 to speak with a member of our caring team and schedule an appointment with our doctor, Dr. David J. Berg, if you have any questions about dental implants in Sacramento, California.