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How to Take Care of Your Dental Implants

Posted on 3/8/2021 by Dr. Castellon
How to Take Care of Your Dental ImplantsDental implants can give you back the confidence you need to smile and be a part of a larger social circle. There are almost like natural teeth and last for decades. However, since they are not real, you need to take extra care of them. Whether you have a single dental implant, a bridge, or dentures, it's important to maintain a strong oral hygiene routine to ensure that your new teeth or gums don't develop an infection.

At Dallas Prosthodontics, Dr. Castellon and Dr. Buskin recommend that the first thing you do after getting dental implants is to let go of your bad eating habits. Limit the carbs in your diet for a while, avoid eating stick food and candies and incorporate more crunchy veggies and fruits in your meals. With that being said, let's take a look at how to take care of your dental implants:

Use a Nylon Brush

The bristles of a nylon toothbrush are quite gentle and pliable. Switching to a softer toothbrush is not temporary. Dental implants are prone to scratches, which is why it is recommended that you brush them gently.

Use a Low-Abrasive Toothpaste

In the first few months, you need to watch what you use during your oral hygiene routine. Buy toothpaste specifically made for removing tartar and avoid buying anything with intense flavors such as cinnamon or extra mint of freshness.

Use a Mouth Wash

As a precaution, use mouth washes to rinse away any leftover food particles in your mouth. You can do a few quick rinses after every meal and pop in a sugar-free gum to keep the saliva flowing.

Floss After Every Meal

Tartar easily builds around dental implants, which is why you should floss your teeth after every meal. Combined with the mouthwash and chewing gum, there's no way even a small particle of bacteria will be left in your mouth.

It will take some time to settle into your new routine, but the change you will see in your teeth will be more than worth it. To find out what kind of dental implants will suit you best, visit Dallas Prosthodontics and consult Dr. Castellon or Dr. Buskin. To schedule an appointment, call at (972) 503-7200.

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