Just like your natural teeth, your dental implants need to be taken care of. It’s very important that you do the following things to keep it in tip-top shape; if you don’t, you will be right back to square one with a gapped, decayed, and injured smile:
· Brush: It’s very important that you brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. These tools will thoroughly clean your smile as well as nourish and strengthen it. So, make sure you brush for 2 minutes twice a day and you thoroughly scrub each tooth, especially your dental implant.
· Floss: Do your best to floss at least once a day. Flossing will help free the food particles that the brush could not reach. Please feel free to use whichever type of floss is comfortable, and make sure you are gentle around the gums as you clean the crevices of your smile.
· Attend your dental checkups: Your dental checkups are extremely important. They help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease. During your appointment, your dentist or hygienist will deeply clean, nourish, and polish your teeth. This will help your implant stay in pristine condition.
If you do these three things, you will have a strong, healthy implant as well as a strong, healthy smile. We care for you and your oral health, and we want you to have the best dental experience possible, which is why we strongly recommend caring for your implant once you have completed the treatment. Caring for the implant will help you have the perfect smile you have always wanted for a lifetime, and it will also give you the ability to eat, talk, and smile naturally for years to come.
If you have any questions or if you are interested in knowing more, please contact Gulf Coast Smiles at 239.549.0001 today. Dr. Mauricio Martinez and our entire dental team will be happy to talk with you and help you in any way we can.