When you don’t have a smile that make you happy to show it off, it eventually becomes an issue to one’s self-esteem or relations with others. And if you have the chance to fix those flaws, most of us would jump at the chance. Then the day comes – you are no longer suffering from a smile with missing teeth because your brand new dental implants have restored your smile to perfection! Now that you’ve put a lot of time and money in to your new dental implants, what are the best ways to care for them, so they last a lifetime? You’ll be surprised to know that it isn’t all that different than your previous dental care. In order to maintain your dental implants, follow these handy aftercare tips:
Brush and floss twice a day. Dental implants should be treated like your natural teeth. Brush and floss thoroughly to ensure that your oral health is in top condition.
Frequent dental visits. In order to examine the condition of your dental implants, schedule regular visits with your Palm Harbor dental professional. It is essential that your dental implants receive thorough dental cleanings and examinations.
Mouthwash. To reduce the risk of infection and gum disease, mouthwash is necessary to remove plaque and bacteria in the mouth. Be sure to rinse with mouthwash for at least 30 seconds for the most effective outcome.
Avoid staining. Lots of things we consume can stain our teeth over time. Staying away from staining foods and drinks, such as coffee and wine, will ensure your smile stays bright.
If you’re interested in learning more about dental implant aftercare, contact Dr. Larry Lieberman, DDS at 727-785-8017 to schedule a consultation today. Or visit www.dentist-lieberman.com for additional information.
Dr. Larry Lieberman proudly accepts patients from Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs and surrounding areas.