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How do you care for your dental implants?

Posted on 5/8/2023 by Dr. David Wanserski
How do you care for your dental implants?Dental implants are one of the most effective procedures to have a beautiful smile after losing your teeth. Tooth loss occurs due to injury, periodontal disease, or tooth decay. Other than enhancing your smile and appearance, dental implants improve your speech, self-esteem, self-confidence as well as your overall oral health. To ensure you don't experience any problems with your dental implants, you must take care of them properly. Here is how to care for your dental implants:

Brush and floss daily

Practicing good oral hygiene will ensure that your implants last a bit longer. Make sure you use a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride or low-abrasive toothpaste. This will help you get rid of plaque without scratching your implants and teeth. An interdental brush is ideal for cleaning hard-to-reach areas. Besides, ensure you floss daily. If standard dental floss is difficult to use, use floss threaders instead. You can also use an antimicrobial mouth rinse to wash and eliminate bacteria from your mouth.

Avoid hard-to-chew foods

Implants never offer full chewability; hence you have to avoid certain foods for their overall health. These foods include potato chips, nuts, popcorns, hard candy, raw carrots, and apples.

Quit smoking

Smoking cigarettes causes many oral problems like periodontitis and gum disease, eventually leading to tooth loss. In dental implants, smoking will decrease your healing rate after the surgery. Avoiding smoking is not easy, but it is a sacrifice you have to make for your overall health.

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Visiting your dentist on a regular basis is highly recommended as this will ensure your dental implants last for an extended period. The dentist can identify a problem as early as possible and offer suitable treatments. This will ensure you don't lose your dental implants anytime soon.
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Dr. David Wanserski, DDS, from Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry, has created this informative blog to help educate the community. Learn more.
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