Tips for Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene While Having Dental Implants

Posted by Auburn Dental on Feb 25 2022, 06:18 AM

Tips for Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene While Having Dental Implants

At Auburn Dental Center in Bakersfield, California, we consistently emphasize the importance of good oral hygiene. It's an excellent preventative measure, and it can also guarantee the outcomes of numerous cosmetic and restorative treatments. As an example, good oral hygiene can help to prevent the failure of dental implant treatment. A dental implant is a wonderful technique to improve the appearance of your smile. These implants appear, feel, and operate exactly like natural teeth and can endure for many years. 

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are metal devices that are surgically attached to your jawbone below the gums and onto which prosthetic teeth can be put. Through osseointegration, these metal implants become anchored to your bone. This technique gives consistent assistance on which you can rely while eating and speaking.

The Importance of Oral Hygiene for Dental Implants

When it comes to maintaining healthy dental implants, patients must practice good oral hygiene. Good dental hygiene will keep patients' mouths healthy in the years to come by preventing serious difficulties during the recovery period after oral surgery.

Implant failure is more common in those who have poor oral hygiene. This could include the dental implants shifting out of position, the gums receding around the dental implant, or jawbone degeneration as a result of overall oral health and wellness issues.

Oral Hygiene Tips for Dental Implants

  • Brushing

Brush your teeth at least twice a day, and always before bed, to prevent bacteria from growing in your mouth during the night. Plaque removal is greatly aided by the use of a brush that is of the proper shape and size. There are implant-specific electric toothbrush tips available. If you use a manual toothbrush, you must acquire one with the correct sort of bristles.

  • Flossing 

Depending on where your implants and bridges are placed, flossing may be challenging. Your dentist might recommend floss designed specifically for implants, as it is critical to use floss that will not shred and leave dirt in your mouth. 

  • Schedule Regular Cleanings

Attending frequent dental cleanings will help you keep your implants clean and your oral health in good shape. When you see your dentist for routine cleanings, your hygienist will use special instruments to clean your implants without hurting them.

If you have any more questions about dental implants, do not hesitate to contact our experienced team at Auburn Dental Center by calling (661) 327-2189 or visiting us at 603 Auburn St. Suite B, Bakersfield, CA, 93306. 

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