If you are replacing one or more missing teeth with dental implants, then you need to do everything you can to keep your restoration in tip-top shape. If you properly care for and clean your implant, there is a good chance it can give you the healthy and beautiful smile you need and want for many years. Our dentist, Dr. Huang, is happy to help you clean and care for your dental implants by encouraging you to do the following things:
-Keep up on oral hygiene: It’s important to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse daily. As you do these things, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, floss that’s easy to use, and antibacterial mouthwash. Scrubbing your smile and implants can remove the plaque, bacteria, food particles, and other harmful substances that threaten to attack your implants, teeth, and gums.
-Attend your routine dental checkups: Your checkups are very important, especially because the cleaning treatment provided can help you prevent gum disease. The cleaning treatment can remove plaque and tartar from your implants and gumline. So, make sure to attend your appointments every six months.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to care for dental implants in Federal Way, Washington, please contact Art of the Smiles today at 253-839-4048. Our dental team is happy to hear from and help you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!