Cleaning your dental implants is different than cleaning natural teeth for two reasons. First, because the implants are made from different materials than the natural teeth, and the second is that implants attach to the gums and bone in a different way. Visiting a general dentist for a cleaning on a regular basis can go a long way toward preserving your dental implants and increasing longevity.

Dental implants are used to completely replace the teeth’s root parts, while the visible parts of the teeth are replaced with bridgework, removable dentures or artificial crown. A dental hygienist plays a vital role in preserving dental implants, as special tools are used to ensure that bacteria does not get into the root of the tooth or the gums.

Easy Tips for Maintaining Dental Implants

While regular visits to the dentist are essential to keeping all your teeth healthy, there are several things you can do to maintain your dental implants in Raleigh, NC.

·         Brush Regularly – Brushing your teeth doesn’t just keep your teeth healthy – it also helps to prevent gum disease. Dental implants can be brushed just like regular teeth, and should be done at least twice a day with a brush that has a small head and soft bristles.

·         Floss Regularly – Flossing is as important as brushing when it comes to oral health. Floss at least once a day in order to prevent buildup between the teeth that can be detrimental to your implants.

·         Avoid Sugary Foods – You may be tempted to snack on potato chips, candy or soda, but keeping your teeth healthy and gum disease free means you should replace those sugary snacks with healthy ones. If you eat something sugary, remember to brush or rinse after.

·         Regular Dental Visits – Visit a dentist regularly in order to ensure that implants are cleaned correctly with special tools.

With the right care, your dental implants will last longer, and your natural teeth will be healthier.

Give Us a Call

Call Dr. Naran’s office today to schedule an appointment for a cleaning at 844-629-9794.