The prostheses help to restore the smile and prevent dental problems but can suffer damage when they are not properly cared for, so it is important to know how to care for the dental implant.
Brush your teeth daily
It is essential to brush your teeth after each meal, for about three minutes, to remove plaque and other food on the inner, outer, and chewing surfaces of the teeth. Try not to wait more than 15 minutes between the end of the meal and brushing
Look At Your Teeth And Gums
We must be aware of symptoms such as swelling and bleeding gums. Also, check for holes in your teeth.
Regular Dental Cleaning
There are areas of difficult access in our oral cavity for which daily brushing or flossing is not enough. Tartar builds up in these areas, which can only be removed by professional cleaning. So, let’s avoid further problems.
Take Care Of The Food
Food also has a direct impact on your oral health, so try to maintain healthy habits. In the first 48 hours after the implant placement procedure, the ideal is to consume cold foods with a liquid or pasty texture.
Tobacco, The Number One Enemy.
Tobacco consumption is closely linked to most diseases of the teeth and gums, increasing the risk of failure in dental implants, as well as oral cancer or loss of teeth.
Avoid Bad Breath
Bad breath is often caused by improper or improper oral hygiene and can affect our social relationships. To avoid it is to be more regular in your oral hygiene, avoid alcohol and tobacco, and drink lots of water.
Smiling regularly has numerous beneficial effects on our health, makes us feel happier, and reduces stress. If you follow all these tips you will have better oral health and an enviable smile.
Use Fluoride And Alcohol-free Mouthwash
To complete the implant hygiene step, you just need to make that mouthwash neat with mouthwash. It is important to use a product with fluoride, to prevent the accumulation of bacteria that cause caries, and without alcohol, so as not to cause dryness of the mucosa and decreased production of saliva.
Brush Your Teeth With Interdental Brush
In addition to the regular toothbrush, to keep your implant very clean, it is also important to use an interdental brush. This care will help to complement the cleaning already done in the previous brushing, removing all the accumulation of dirt that was left in the space between the teeth. With this, we were able to avoid the formation of tartar in the region and keep the implanted smile healthy for longer.
Avoid Hard And Very Crunchy Foods To Avoid Breaking The Implant
Chewing hard and very crunchy foods are risky for everyone who has and does not have a prosthesis. But, if you don’t want to break your tooth and give your dentist more trouble, avoid eating these things. If you feel the urge to eat brown sugar or a jawbreaker, for example, avoid biting. Cut a small piece and use the molar teeth to grind, they are better prepared to withstand this type of friction – but without exaggeration.