Dental Implants in Birmingham
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Dental Implant Aftercare Guide
To ensure that your dental implants last as long as they can, you should make every effort to employ an efficient oral hygiene routine. A generally high standard of oral hygiene is conducive to keeping your dental implants in good working order and to keep them looking their best. If you are someone who has recently undergone dental surgery, you will need to be especially attentive to the standard of your oral hygiene.
An experienced dentist will need to check your dental implants on a regular basis. The purpose of frequent dental appointments is that they allow the dentist to assess how the dental implants are developing, in addition to giving the opportunity for the patient to be given the guidance they need on how to ensure that their implants remain free from problems.
Another benefit that regular dental appointments offer is that they allow for the early detection of any problems and for these problems to be addressed early on as well. By being able to address any problems with dental implants at an early stage contributes to implants having greater longevity.
Brushing and Toothbrushes
It is vital that patients brush their teeth at least twice every day. Doing this will help to prevent the growth of bacteria. The bacteria that exists within plaque leads to gum disease and other oral diseases. It may be advisable to start using an electric toothbrush at this point, as an electric toothbrush offers a much more thorough and effective clean than a manual toothbrush.
Another valuable aspect of an effective daily oral hygiene routine is flossing. Flossing should be done carefully and every day, as doing so will help to reduce the risk of gum disease caused by plaque. This is due to the fact that flossing removes any pieces of food that are lodged between your teeth or your implants.
For dental implants as well as teeth and gums that remain in the best of health, professional cleaning performed by a dentist or dental hygienist is highly recommended. For those who have had dental implants, a routine clean 2-4 times in the first year of the implants being placed is widely advised by dentists. As a result, good habits will be established. This helps to ensure that the soft tissues which are vital to the general health of the implants stay in a healthy condition.
Following on from this, a dental hygienist will advise the patient how regularly their teeth will need to be cleaned on an individual basis. Whilst this can vary noticeably between patients, it is important for providing an efficient clean of the teeth and gums. Plus, it is also useful for lowering the chances of developing gum disease.
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