How Do I Take Care of My Dental Implants?

How Do I Take Care of My Dental Implants?

If you have just had a dental implant procedure with your dentist at Dental Arts in Kew Gardens, NY, then surely you are familiar with the importance of prioritizing care to keep your implants looking new. Your oral health is the gateway to an overall healthy body and healthy you. Read on to further learn how you can take care of your dental implants.

  • Regular Brushing. Regardless of any procedure or treatment you might have, brushing your teeth at least twice a day is essential in protecting your pearly whites. Brushing your teeth will eliminate the buildup of plaque and bacteria. It is the best way to protect your teeth from decay and other diseases.

  • Daily flossing. Although we are reminded to floss every day, it still may not be a habit for us. Flossing will help to get rid of bacteria and debris caught between your implants. The bacteria left between your teeth can ultimately lead to tooth decay and other diseases. Ask your dentist to show you proper flossing techniques to further protect your teeth.

  • Regular dental appointments. Regularly visiting your Dental Arts dentist will allow them to check and see the progress of your dental implants. Your dentist will be able to catch problems before they become a big issue.

  • Professional cleaning. We recommend you professionally clean your teeth four times a year during the first year of your treatment. Talk to your dentist after the year is over to see how often they recommend professional cleanings for you. It may vary patient to patient.

The reason dental implants are so successful is because the screening process is exceptionally thorough. Contact us today to schedule your next dentist appointment and continue to protect your teeth!