Though dental implants are meant to be long lasting, they require daily care to ensure they remain in good shape and don’t become compromised. We are happy to answer any questions you have about caring for dental implants, and we offer these quick tips for general daily care:
– Brushing your teeth: Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste for two minutes twice a day, and be gentle to avoid damage to your gums. Ensure that every tooth in your smile is cleaned, especially your dental implant.
– Floss your teeth: Use a thorough flossing technique on a daily basis with a product that you find easy to use so that you can properly clean every part of your smile, including behind your last molars. Address every tooth to ensure they are all clear food particles. Remember to clean each area with a fresh section of floss.
– Visit the dentist: Schedule regular visits to receive dental checkups from your dentist every six months so that you receive professional dental cleanings and exams. These deep cleanings are an opportunity for a professional evaluation of your implant to ensure it is in good quality and not at risk of tooth decay or gum disease.
By showing your dental implant proper care on a daily basis through proper brushing and flossing and six-month dental checkups, your implant can endure for a long time. Just as you should care for your natural teeth, show your dental implant the same consideration.
We invite you to contact Mark D. Berard, DDS at 616-392-2853 today to speak with our dentist, Dr. Mark Berard, about how to care for dental implants in Holland, Michigan.