4 Simple Tips For Taking Care of Your Dental Implants

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Dental implants can last a lifetime if taken care of properly. Here are some simple and easy tips on how to clean your dental implants to avoid bacteria build up and protect your oral health.

Keeping your replacement teeth, be it dentures or dental implants, clean is very important for your oral and overall health. It will also ensure that your dentures/dental implants function optimally and always look their best.

Following your denturist’s care instructions every night will:

  • Prevent your dentures/dental implants from staining
  • Lower your risk of developing further tooth decay, tooth loss, or gum disease
  • Prevent bacteria buildup
  • Lower your need for denture replacements/repairs


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4 Tips For Cleaning Your Dental Implants: Enjoy a Healthy & Beautiful Smile

Dental implants are a big investment, but they allow patients who suffer from tooth loss to speak, smile, and eat naturally. However, your implants can only function optimally if they are taken care of and well-maintained.

Here are some simple tips on how to maintain good daily hygiene and eliminate any bacteria build-up on your dental implants:

1. Brush Daily

When you get dental implants, you must brush them twice a day, just like you would your natural teeth. You can use a normal toothbrush on your implants, but the main consideration should be how the brush feels on your implants and how easy it is to use.

Avoid Hard Bristle Brushes: Whatever type of toothbrush you opt for, whether it’s sonic, electric, or manual, it must be soft bristled. Hard bristled brushes can have many negative side effects and may even:

  • Damage/scratch your implants

  • Take away enamel from your other teeth

  • Damage your gums

TOP TIPS FOR BRUSHING YOUR REPLACEMENT TEETH


2. Don’t Forget to Floss

Toothbrushes can’t get rid of everything and so it’s important to enhance its effect by flossing at least once a day. However, there are many different types of floss available and choosing the right one can become overwhelming.

Generally, dentists and denturists recommend using unwaxed tape or floss specifically for dental implants to ensure that the surrounding tissue is protected.

3. Consider Buying an Oral Irrigator

Oral irrigators work by using pressured water to dislodge plaque from gaps between the teeth, around the gum margin, and in periodontal pockets. They are very beneficial and can help:

  • Keep your breath fresh

  • Remove plaque from your teeth

  • Lower your chances of tooth decay

  • Reduce gum inflammation

  • Dilute harmful toxins that may be on your teeth

If you do have dental implants, find an irrigator with a non-metal tip and use it at least 1-2 times a day, supplementing it with mouthwash if you want.

4. Visit Your Denturist Regularly

It’s very important to get your dental implants checked and cleaned by a professional regularly. During this appointment, your denturist can thoroughly clean the implant, the surrounding tissue, and your natural teeth.

This regular visit has many benefits as it will:

  • Remove any bacteria that can lead to infection

  • Allow your denturist to assess the overall condition and alignment of your denture implants

  • Keep your implants bright and white

  • Eliminate bad breath

  • Ensure your implants last for many years

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.


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