Tips for Helping Your Implants Last
Your oral hygiene will play a large part in the longevity of your dental implants. Below are tips that can help ensure the success of your implants. It is essential that you practice proper oral hygiene before, during, and after you get your dental implants, to ensure optimal healing and healthy results.
Dr. Maziar Shahzad Dowlatshahi is a highly experienced and skilled dental implant surgeon in Toronto. He has over 40 years of experience in implant dentistry, and has helped many patients regain their smile. With the help of his knowledge, we will discuss the best tips for dental implants care.
Plaque can build up around dental implants, causing bleeding gums, gingivitis, and other conditions that can make the healing process take longer, affecting the results of your procedure.
- Brush and floss – Brush and floss every day. Using a brush that can slide between your teeth can help clean the areas around your implant.
- Brush With a Soft Nylon Brush – We recommend brushing twice daily to remove bacterial plaque, using a soft nylon toothbrush. You may use a manual or electric toothbrush, but make sure the bristles are soft and pliable, to gently clean the surface of your crowns and implants.
- Avoid Abrasive Toothpaste and Dental Products – Try to stick with sensitive cleaning products that will prevent any discomfort. If there are specific ingredients that have a stronger presence such as mint, it may trigger a higher sense of intense feelings after.
- Visit the dentist regularly – Don’t skip out on your check-ups. Regular cleanings help your implant—and other teeth—stay healthy and strong.
- Avoid hard food – Chewing on hard foods such as ice or hard candy can cause your crown to break.
- Gum Stimulators – Stimulators help strengthen gum tissue by increasing circulation of blood and oxygen to the area, while also massaging the gums, which reduces bleeding and inflammation.
While you may not be able to escape getting dental implants or dentures due to circumstances, it is imperative that you get all the information regarding caring for them so you can ensure they last long. Implants are, after all,foreign objects in your mouth, and they will need some amount of getting used to. By following medical advice you can avoid a number of pitfalls.