How to Clean and Care for Dental Implants
Caring for implants is actually very similar to caring for your natural teeth. Brush at least twice a day, brushing along the gums and sweeping the toothbrush toward the biting surface of the tooth. Clean between your teeth with interdental brushes or water flossers at least once a day, and consider using other helpful products like antimicrobial mouthrinses and tongue scrapers.
Be sure to see your dental professional for regular cleanings – not only to keep your teeth pearly white and bacteria-free but also to check the health of your crown or your bridge. They may take X-rays to check the bone level surrounding your implant, and they will also check the gum tissue near the implant to make sure the area is healthy and free of inflammation.
When you practice good oral hygiene and see your dental professional regularly, you can enjoy replacement teeth that look and function exactly like the real thing. And by maintaining a sufficient level of oral health, your replacements can last a lifetime. Now that is something to smile about.