June 23, 2017
Dental implants can improve the quality of your life in so many ways. When Dr. Patel from Schaumburg Dental Studio places dental implants, his patients experience an improvement in eating and talking, as well as a great looking smile! After implants are placed, it is still important to visit the dentist regularly for cleanings and dental exams.
Keep Your Whole Mouth in Great Shape
Even though your implants will not be able to decay, it is important to keep the rest of your mouth clean and healthy to support good dental health and the retention of your implant. The tools that you usually use to take care of your teeth and gums are the same as what you will need to use after getting implants placed. Avoiding implantitis, a periodontal disease caused by inflammation around the implant site is as easy as regularly removing plaque that develops in your mouth with a cleaning routine two to three times per day.
Brush Up on Tooth Care
One of the ways to discourage plaque is by including brushing in your oral care routine. Remember to brush with a soft bristle toothbrush for at least two minutes each time you brush. It is even better if you use an electric toothbrush because an electric brush is especially effective at disrupting the film that causes plaque. Flossing is another important step in your mouth care, just be sure to ask your dentist for suggestions on shredding-resistant floss, or use a water flosser. The third step in your oral care routine is to use a plaque-fighting mouth rinse to catch any areas that are hard to access.
At Schaumburg Dental Studio, we plan on your dental implants lasting for the rest of your life with the proper daily care. Contact us today to see how Dr. Patel and the Dental Studio staff can make the dream of a complete and healthy smile a reality.