This post from Roy Dental Care in Roy UT is about caring for dental implants.
Before you got an implant, hopefully, you were brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily. A dental implant requires brushing and flossing as well. This area is especially prone to plaque and inflammation if not cleaned regularly. The flossing method for your tooth implant is a bit different.
Criss-Cross Shoe Shine
Insert the floss behind the implant and bring both ends through to the front. Cross the strings, and swap hands so your hands aren’t crossed. Now move in a shoe-shine motion to clean all around the implant.
Some individuals prefer the tape style floss over the conventional type.
Gentle and Thorough
When brushing, use a soft toothbrush and low-abrasive toothpaste. Aggressive brushing can damage the soft tissues in your mouth and lead to gum recession.
Manual, Electric, or Sonic Brush?
You can use a manual brush, electric, or sonic type. If it is tough for you to brush with a manual brush, try an electric or sonic style.
Some patients are advised to use an interproximal brush to clean around the implant area.
You may also be prescribed an antimicrobial mouth rinse. This is an measure of protection if you have limited mobility or are susceptible to inflammation.
At Roy Dental Care in Roy UT, dental implants have improved many lives. We’ve placed them in people from Clinton, Layton, and Hooper, who also come to our office for complete general dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment today!
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