Maintenance of Proper Oral Hygiene While Having Dental Implants - Tips and Tricks

Maintenance of Proper Oral Hygiene While Having Dental Implants - Tips and Tricks

Posted by PRIMARY DENTAL CLIINC on Feb 8 2022, 06:09 AM

A dental implant is a great way to improve the appearance of your smile. These implants look, feel, and function exactly like your natural teeth and can last a long time. Of course, this is only true if you practice good oral hygiene and take proper care of your teeth. Get in touch with Primary Dental Clinic for more details.

Why Is Maintenance Important?

Patients must practice proper oral hygiene to have healthy dental implants. Good oral hygiene will help patients avoid serious problems during the healing period after oral surgery and help keep their mouths healthy for years to come.

Implants could fail if patients have poor oral hygiene. This could include the dental implants shifting out of place, the gums receding around the dental implant, or jawbone damage as a result of overall dental health and wellness issues. 

Tips and Tricks for Dental Implant Maintenance

  • Use a toothbrush with soft and small bristles
  • Use tartar-controlling fluoride toothpaste
  • Dental floss can be used to clean tight spaces and abutments
  • Use mouthwash with antibacterial properties
  • Practice clinical washing
  • Get regular checkups done
  • X-rays can be helpful to ensure that implants are in place
  • Be careful with some foods and beverages, especially ice, hot beverages, and sticky and hard food
  • Make your oral hygiene habits your routine 

What if Implants Are Not Maintained Properly?

If you do not properly clean your implants by brushing and flossing, you are more likely to develop oral health problems. Bleeding around the implant is the most common sign of a problem. Mucositis, or bleeding around the implant, is a treatable condition if caught early. But if left unchecked, it will eventually lead to irreversible bone loss. 

This is why regular dental visits are essential for your oral health. If you have good oral habits before getting your implant, then it will be so easy to take care of it afterward, too.

Primary Dental Clinic is here to solve your issues with our efficient and well-trained dentists. Call us to schedule your next dentist appointment or to learn more about dental implants. We are happy to speak with you about the care of your existing implants or to schedule a consultation for new dental implants. 

Make an appointment with us today at (432) 570-7080 or email us at [email protected] for further questions. Get in touch with our office at 4519 N Garfield St., Suite 16A, Midland, TX 79705.

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