Although your cosmetic dentist may have mentioned that dental implants Hollywood can last a lifetime, the truth is, they won’t unless you care for them properly. Sure, dental implants are immune to decay but you have to keep in mind that the gum structure around it as well as its supporting bone can still deteriorate if you do not protect your oral health. The success of a dental implant relies on how well you care for them. How exactly do you care for your implants? Here’s how.
You don’t want the plaque to accumulate in your mouth because once plaque lingers on your teeth and along your gumline it will only be a matter of time before gum disease starts to set in. To prevent plaque accumulation you should establish an oral hygiene routine by brushing your teeth daily at least twice a day following the right technique and not forgetting to floss in between teeth. Brushing and flossing both lower your chances of developing gum disease.
Thousands of bacteria are literally living in your mouth and these bacteria can cause tooth decay. Again, even though dental implants do not decay, the surrounding teeth do. Usually, cosmetic dentists suggest over-the-counter mouthwash to kill bacteria. Mouthwash also freshens your breath.
While it’s true that you can now smile confidently with your new and seemingly invincible teeth never forget to regularly see your cosmetic dentist at least three to four times a year depending on your case. Some patients who are not compliant with their dental hygiene routine may need to see their dentist more often. Regular dental visits prevent disease around your implant and ensure that your oral health is in excellent shape.
These three tips will help make your dental implants Hollywood last a lifetime. At TLC Dental & Orthodontics, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life while restoring self-assurance, rebuilding confident smiles, and encouraging both dental and medical wellness. Call us today for an appointment.