For most people, dental implants are their second chance of a healthy, beautiful and functional smile. However, just because you have replacement teeth doesn’t mean that you should take less care of them compared with your natural teeth.
At The Mall, we believe in educating our patients about the importance of implant aftercare before, during and after procedure. It is important to note your dental implants will only stay healthy if you brush and floss them along with the rest of your teeth on a daily basis. Moreover, visiting the dentist for check-ups and cleanings is another important aspect of implant aftercare that should not be neglected.
Dental implants do not require special care, but it is always worth going the extra mile to protect them and your investment. Brushing and flossing them twice a day, along with the rest of your teeth, will do the job. However, you can also use extra precautions such as an antibacterial mouthwash and special endodontic toothbrushes to remove food remains and bacteria from in between your dental implants.
It is highly recommended to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste when you brush your dental implants. This is so you do not scratch the surfaces of your replacement teeth or cause your dental implants to bleed.
Finally, dental implants cannot develop cavities, but they can still foster gum disease. Make sure your gums are thoroughly cleaned twice a day.
Never underestimate regular check–ups, routine cleanings and maintenance visits, as they are perhaps the most important aspects of your implant care routine. Your dentist will remove plaque and bacteria from in between your teeth and ensure that your dental implants are firmly in place and unharmed. They will also be able to monitor the health of your gums and jawbone.
Learning to care for your dental implants is very important. If you have dental implants already or are currently considering dental implants, our team at The Mall will provide you with as much information as possible. We are always happy to give you advice and tips on creating the best oral health routine for yourself and your family.