Taking care of your dental implants is easy. Because oral implants behave like natural teeth, maintenance is very similar. Whether you are in DeSoto, TX, or Dallas, TX, Dr. Solarin provides excellent care and patient education concerning caring for dental implants at Lantern Dental.
Not That Different from Natural Teeth
Dentures are removable, but their mobility means you may lose them. Dental implants are affixed into the gum tissue, offering an experience that is very close to having natural teeth. In other words, caring for dental implants is not dissimilar than care for your natural teeth.
Brushing For Maintenance
Brushing twice daily for two minutes eradicates the tartar, plaque, food, and bacteria that build up just beneath the gum line and around the teeth. Brushing massages the gum tissue and stimulates blood flow to the area, and it also helps to polish the teeth and keep them their brightest. Dentists often recommend that you brush once in the morning and once again at night.
Flossing is critical to maintain fresh breath, remove debris that your brush could not reach, and clean just beneath the gum line. Interdental cleaning should be done daily, with the floss moving in an up-down, back-and-forth motion to sweep away debris from the surfaces of the teeth and just below the gum line. Cleaning with floss should be done twice a day.
Prepare yourself for long-lasting implants that can last at least 25 years with proper maintenance.
In A Nutshell
Caring for your dental implants includes:
- a consistent dental care routine
- regular checkups with your dentist or specialist,
- observing your teeth to track any changes.
Your dental implants perform decades of functionality, and they will do this if maintained well. For more information on how to care for your dental implants, contact Dr. Solarin at Lantern Dental’s DeSoto, TX, location at (972) 274-9300, or our Dallas, TX office at (214) 374-7100.