Taking care of your implants is just like taking care of your natural teeth. Because implants are self-supported, all that is needed is your traditional oral hygiene routine.
Soft bristled or electric toothbrushes help remove loose debris and plaque from around the neck of the implant crown. This prevents infection and gingivitis from occurring, and protects the life of the appliance.
Flossing, floss picks or using a water flosser can remove bacteria between your implants that a toothbrush can’t reach. Implants can develop gum disease too, so find an effective method that works well for you. Areas under bridges or All-on-4 Dentures can easily be cleaned each day with water flossers or using a floss threader.
Follow Up Care
Your dental implants need preventive care too! Regular dental cleanings every 6 months can keep tartar and stain from forming heavy deposits on your implants, and keep your smile bright.