How to Take Care of Your Dental Implants
The gold standard in tooth replacement, dental implants are designed to look, feel and function completely naturally and to last for a lifetime. Your dental implants will only last as long as you take care of them, however, so be sure to follow these three tips from your trusted Lawrence dentist, Paul D. Herrera, DDS at Rockledge Dentistry.
1. Practice Proper Oral Hygiene
The process for getting dental implants may be time-consuming, but the process of taking care of them couldn't be easier. Simply brush twice a day and floss and rinse once a day, just like you would with your own natural teeth. Practicing proper oral hygiene will keep your dental implants free of bacteria and food particles, keep your breath smelling and feeling fresh, and help support your excellent oral health overall.
2. Visit Your Lawrence Dentist Regularly
In addition to brushing, flossing and rinsing every day, you will also want to keep appointments with your Lawrence dentist twice a year. Not only will these routine dental visits help keep your dental implants clean and healthy, but Dr. Herrera will also help you maintain your overall oral health as well. This is important for avoiding common but dangerous dental conditions such as gum disease and oral cancer.
3. Talk to Your Dental Hygienist
The next time you visit Dr. Herrera, be sure to let your dental hygienist know that you have dental implants at the start of your appointment. Dr. Herrera and your hygienist will likely want to use special tools to avoid scratching your dental implants, and they won't be able to do this if they don't know you have dental implants.
If you love the new smile dental implants have given you, protect it. Use these three tips from your Lawrence dentist, Dr. Herrera at Rockledge Dentistry, to keep your dental implants looking, feeling and functioning well for many years to come.