By Sean Stannard, DDS
July 14, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Find out how to best care for your dental implants to keep them healthy.

Tooth loss can take quite a toll on your smile and your confidence, but if you’ve just gotten dental implants then you’re certainly reaping Dental Implantsall the benefits of having a complete smile again. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement treatment that can replace your missing tooth or teeth for the long-term. Since they act just like natural teeth you can feel confident in your smile once more. Now that you got your dental implants from your Waterford dentists Drs. Wolf, Sean Stannard, and David Studt it’s important that you keep them healthy.

Brush your teeth

Even though your implant isn’t natural this doesn’t mean that your tooth won’t require the proper care. In fact, your Waterford dentist will even tell you to treat your implant just like a natural tooth. Even if this tooth isn’t real, by brushing away plaque and other debris you can prevent decay and cavities from forming on neighboring natural teeth. Also, by brushing twice a day you reduce your risk of developing an infection that could damage your implant.

Don’t forget to floss

Flossing is a vital component to any oral care regime and it certainly should be for you, as well. Even though brushing your teeth can help to remove bacteria, plaque and other germs from the surface of your teeth it can be hard for your toothbrush to get into those tight spaces between teeth. Leave it to your floss to get the job done. Use a generous amount of floss, making sure to use a clean section for every tooth. Floss daily and try to floss before you brush your teeth for a more effective overall clean.

See your Waterford dentist routinely

You don’t need to have a problem with your implants to come into our office. In fact, you need to make sure that your teeth and gums are still healthy by maintaining those six-month visits. While six-month dental cleanings and exams are important and essential for everyone, if you really want to make sure that your implants are healthy and your smile is free from any issues that could affect your implants than you need to see us twice a year for preventive care.

Remember: while good at-home oral care is essential for healthy teeth and gums so too are routine dental visits. If it’s time to schedule your six-month dental cleaning with your Waterford dentist then pick up the phone and call Stannard & Studt & Wolf Dentistry today. Protect your dental investment by caring for your smile!

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