Dental Implant Care - Flowood, MS

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Care for Your Implants Just Like Natural Teeth

One of the major benefits of dental implants is how easy it is to care for them. While dentures must be removed nightly, you take care of your dental implants the same way you care for your natural teeth: by following an effective home care regimen (brushing and flossing twice a day, every day), and visiting Tharp, Klaus, Kelly for regular checkups.

The main difference between caring for your implants and caring for your natural teeth is that you want to select hygiene products that are gentle for use with your implants. It’s important to avoid scratching the implants and you don’t want to aggravate the soft tissue around your dental implant.

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Good Implant Hygiene is the Key to Success

One of the most significant risks to implants is peri-implantitis. Peri-implantitis is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the soft tissue around your dental implants. Peri-implantitis often develops without obvious symptoms. That’s why it’s essential to visit Tharp, Klaus, & Kelly for regular checkups so we can continue to monitor your oral health and the status of your implants.

Everything You Need for Your Implant Care

The right tools will make any task easier, so make sure you have the right items to care for your brand-new dental implants. The right toothbrush, toothpaste, and cleansers will make a world of difference in how your implants feel and wear. Choose the right products to keep your implants looking like new for decades to come!
Studies indicate that you can effectively clean around your implant using either an electric toothbrush or manual toothbrush. Soft or extra soft bristles are recommended to avoid scratching the implants. It’s important to brush for at least two minutes, thoroughly covering all sections of your smile. Many electric toothbrushes have timers to remind you to brush long enough. It’s important to stay away from toothpaste containing abrasive ingredients that could damage your implants such as: smokers’ toothpaste, stain-removing toothpaste and toothpaste containing baking soda, sodium fluoride, or stannous fluoride.
Make sure to avoid any type of teeth-whitening mouthwash or mouthwash that contains alcohol. Alcohol causes dry mouth and this interferes with your body’s natural ability to protect itself against infection.
It’s important to use nylon-coated floss with your dental implants. You can also choose floss that’s specifically designated for use with dental implants. If you use an interdental brush, make sure to get a plastic-coated interdental brush because brushes with metal wires can irritate the soft tissue around your implants. Studies also indicate that the Waterpik® water flosser is safe and effective for use with dental implants.
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Just like your natural teeth, dental implants are easy to care for and require simple items to maintain them.

Caring for Implants is Easy

Your brand-new smile deserves the attention it needs to keep it looking amazing. Just like your natural teeth, dental implants are easy to care for and require simple items to maintain them. If you have any questions about the best items to use, please to do not hesitate to contact our office and speak with one of our team members.

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