Although dental implants are designed to last for many years, there are several oral hygiene tips you can use to help ensure their longevity, including:
- Stop smoking. Smoking tobacco products can weaken the surrounding bone structure and contribute to implant failure.
- Brush and floss twice daily. Brush your teeth at least twice daily, while flossing once per day, to keep your dental implants clean. Use an interdental brush with bristles that slide more easily between your teeth to access hard to reach areas.
- Avoid hard foods. Don’t chew on hard foods like popcorn kernels, ice, or hard candy because they can chip or break tooth surfaces and crowns.
- Schedule routine dental checkups. Schedule dental cleanings and exams twice a year to help ensure that your implant is being properly cared for.
At Plush Dentistry, one of the innovative cosmetic dentistry procedures we use to create tailor-made smiles are dental implants. Dr. Ali, Dr. Kraipak, and our entire dentistry team are dedicated to delivering the best, top-notch dental care for patients of all ages within a relaxing, spa-like office environment to ensure healthier, natural-looking smiles that will last a lifetime! To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants, schedule an initial assessment with one of our licensed family dentists today by calling Plush Dentistry in Frisco, TX, at: (469) 850-0786.