Caring For Your Dental Implants

For many people, dental implants are their second chance to a healthy, beautiful and functional smile. However, just because you have replacement teeth, does not mean that you should not take care of them along with the rest of your natural teeth.

At The Mall Stockport, we are constantly educating our patients about the importance of implant aftercare. 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 omitted.

The basics

Dental implants do not require special care, but it is always useful to go the extra mile and protect them. Brushing and flossing them twice a day, along with the rest of your teeth, will do the job. However, you can also use an antibacterial mouth wash and special endodontic toothbrushes to remove food remains and bacteria from in between your dental implants.

It is recommended to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste so as not to scratch the surfaces of your replacement teeth or cause your dental implants to bleed.

Last but not least, dental implants cannot develop cavities, but they can still foster gum disease. Therefore, ensuring that your gums are thoroughly clean is another thing to keep in mind if you have dental implants here at The Mall.

Never forget to visit the dentist

Check-ups, routine cleanings and maintenance visits 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.

Learn more about us

If you have dental implants or are considering dental implants at The Mall Stockport, learning to care for them is really important. Our helpful team will provide you with as much information as possible and will offer you tips and advice on how to take good care of your implants. We are here to answer any questions you may have, on 0161 480 8040.

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