How to Care for Dental Implants
One of the advantages of dental implants is that they require very little special care compared to dentures or bridges. Still, like regular teeth, implants do need basic maintenance for long-term preservation. Here is a look at how to take care of your implants.
Home Dental Hygiene for Implants
Although dental implants are not prone to cavities like natural teeth are, they still benefit from brushing and flossing. Otherwise, bacteria and food particles can accumulate on the implants and contribute to oral health problems. Each day, you should brush your teeth at least twice and floss at least once. Using an antiseptic rinse after you brush will also help control levels of bad oral bacteria.
Professional Preventive Care
Regular dental check-ups are beneficial for dental implants just as they are for natural teeth. Depending on your oral health risk factors and dental history, our dentist may recommend exams and cleanings more or less often. With regular check-ups, any problems affecting the implants are more likely to be caught early so that loss of the implants can be avoided. Regular professional cleaning will not only support good oral health through plaque elimination, but also help minimize discoloration on your implants.
Similarly to natural teeth, implants need regular care at home and at our office. Caring for your implants will help ensure that they last for life and will reduce your risks of losing more teeth. You can schedule a consultation with our expert in dental implants in East Los Angeles to learn more about how to take care of your implants.
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