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How Do I Clean My Dental Implants?

Posted on 8/15/2016 by Dr Wael Garine
A diagram of how a dental implant works.Once your dental implants have been placed, they can last a long time if they are taken care of properly. However, failing to clean and care for dental implants could cause problems with your implant and possibly loss of the implant entirely.

Cleaning Your Dental Implants at Home

Even though an artificial crown is not susceptible to decay, you still need to clean around the crown and implant. Just like your natural teeth, cleaning dental implants requires brushing for two minutes twice a day.

You also need to floss to remove plaque on the sides of your implant crown and underneath where the crown and gums meet. The space underneath the crown is especially prone to plaque and tartar buildup.

Besides the standard brushing and flossing tools, mouthwash also can be a great supplement to your oral hygiene routine as it helps loosen and reduce plaque in hard to reach places. Other tools that can be used to clean around your dental implants are water flossers or rubber gum stimulator's.

Don't Forget to Schedule Teeth Cleanings

Every person's dental care needs are different, and dental care professionals will work with you to determine how often you need your teeth cleaned. At minimum, you should have your teeth cleaned twice every year, but some patients need to have their teeth cleaned every three or four months.

Having a dental care professional regularly clean your teeth will make sure any plaque or tartar buildup is removed, and they can advise you on how to improve your dental care routine at home between visits.

Professional teeth cleanings and your at-home routine will help keep your dental implants in place by avoiding infection. Dental implants rely on fusion with the jawbone in order to remain anchored, and infection weakens the tissue surrounding your implant, resulting in receding gums, bone loss, and lack of implant stability.

Please contact us if you have any questions about dental implants.





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