Your dental implant is a strong and reliable replacement tooth. However, that doesn’t mean it’s invulnerable to dental issues. In fact, it’s still quite susceptible to gum disease. This means you need to do what you can to keep your dental implant clean and pristine. To help you do so, Dr. Don Harvey and our dental team have some tips that can help you.
First, you need to clean it regularly by keeping up on oral hygiene. You should brush your implant (and smile) twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Then, floss once a day with a product that is easy to operate. While you floss, be gentle around the gums. Next, rinse your mouth daily with a beneficial mouthwash, like antibacterial mouthwash. These techniques can help you prevent gum disease by eliminating the plaque that grows around your implant.
The last thing you need to do is visit Dr. Don Harvey every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. Visiting your dentist can help you and your implant because the treatment provided is the only treatment that can help you completely avoid periodontal disease. The tools and techniques used can successfully remove the tartar that has formed around your implant. Tartar is a toxic substance that harms your smile. These appointments also give our dental team a chance to examine the restoration and determine if everything is in pristine condition.
Do you have questions about how to maintain a dental implant in Alpharetta, Georgia? If so, feel free to reach out to Don Harvey Dental! Our dental team is helpful and friendly and we are here to assist you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to talking with you!