How to care for dental implants?

The growing popularity of dental implants across India and especially Mumbai has us enthralled. People are choosing dental implants as a healthy option to replace their teeth. It is not only effective but also cost friendly and bonds with the natural bone seamlessly. Dental implant surgery is also quick and allows the replaced teeth to look and function just like natural teeth. 

If you are worrying about how to take proper care of your dental implants so that they last longer and have no risk of inflammation, we have a few quick and simple tips. Dental implants are easy to clean and care for, just like your normal set of teeth.

For bright and healthy smile, read on the following tips after dental implants:

Use a soft bristled brush: Soft bristles are the best choice as they hardly damage your gums or lead to bleeding. While the name may say soft, they are as effective as medium or hard bristles in removing tartar and plaque. 

Brush in the morning and at night: While this is something our parents have been trying to ingrain in us, has it really happened? If you want to make sure your dental implants last, brush once you wake up to remove morning breath and built-up bacteria. You must also brush before sleeping so that the risk of overnight decay reduces. 

Floss the crown: Using a crown flosser, you must scrub under and around the implants as well. It enables you to get rid of the toothpaste residue as well as the bacteria which would otherwise go unnoticed. 

Use a gentle toothpaste: You must use toothpastes that are more natural and don’t contain abrasive ingredients like baking soda or other harmful agents. These abrasive materials would wear off the acrylic material from the implants. You can always ask your dentist for a recommendation. 

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