Dental implants have changed the face of dentistry. If you’ve already benefited from implants and you’re walking around with a stunning new smile, it’s important to take good care of your new teeth to keep that smile looking perfect for many years to come. Here are 4 top tips to help you look after your implants:
- Keep up to date with dental checks: even if you don’t have any of your natural teeth remaining or your teeth and gums feel fine, it’s essential to keep up to date with regular routine checks. If you see your dentist on a regular basis, they can keep an eye on your implants and check that everything else is fine. If you avoid the dentist, there’s a much higher risk of dental disease.
- Maintain good oral hygiene: it’s really important to take good care of your teeth and gums to keep your smile in check and prevent dental disasters. When you have your implants fitted, your dentist will show you how to keep them clean and give you some tips to help you steer clear of decay and gum disease.
- Clean between your teeth: it’s really important to brush as normal, but don’t forget the cracks and gaps between your teeth. You can either use dental floss or inter-dental brushes to keep your mouth as clean as possible. If you’re new to brushing between the teeth or flossing, our dental team will be happy to give you some cleaning tips.
- Avoid smoking: if you’re having dental implants fitted, your dentist will probably advise you to stop smoking, and we highly recommend trying to quit for good. Smoking affects the body’s ability to heal, and it can delay the integration process and increase the risk of failure. If you do need help with giving up smoking, we are here! Call us and book a consultation or talk to your dentist at your next scheduled appointment.