At New Image Dental Implant Center in Denver, CO, our exceptional dentists place dental implants with the utmost skill. However, no matter how good the placement, dental implants will only successfully last a lifetime if they receive consistent, thorough oral hygiene care. Dental implants can be treated as though they were natural teeth, with an emphasis on thorough cleaning. After your surgery, Dr. Stephen M. Stein, DDS will suggest the following tips for keeping your dental implants healthy and strong:
Flossing and Brushing: Taking a few extra minutes to floss and brush each day can save you from a great deal of money and time to replace dental implants down the road. As you floss and brush twice daily, pay close attention to the back teeth and in between teeth. Gauze and floss can be used to clean any plaque off abutments on removable dentures.
Professional Teeth Cleanings: Dental implants particularly benefit from the professional teeth cleanings you should have twice a year from your Vancouver dentist. Professional teeth cleanings are essential for cleaning plaque off those hard-to-reach places and give your dentist a chance to check the condition of your dental implants.
Nutritious Diet: Whether or not you have dental implants, a nutritious diet with lots of fruits and vegetables helps give your teeth the nutrients they need and cuts down on tooth decay. Although dental implants are designed to give you chewing support equal to a natural tooth, the same eating guidelines apply.
Overall Health: Oral health and your general overall health affect each other. Poor health choices such as smoking can decrease the success of your dental implants.
To make sure that your dental implants last permanently, make sure you follow simple, consistent oral hygiene habits. To learn more about how to successfully care for your dental implants, call our New Image Dental Implant Center in Denver, CO to schedule a consultation with one of our dental implant dentists.