If you’ve recently got dental implants, then rest assured you’ve made a very sound investment in your smile. However, to ensure they last a lifetime, it’s about time you take utmost care of them both at home and professionally. Dental implants need to be taken care of just like your natural teeth. Smilekraft Dentistry’s Dr. Priyank Mathur takes you through a list of things you need to do after you have taken the plunge.
- Focus on oral hygiene:
Brush twice a day and rinse and floss once a day to keep your entire mouth clean, healthy and infection free. A strong jawbone and healthy gum line are important for keeping your dental implants securely attached, and for maintaining overall excellent oral health.
- Visit your dentist regularly:
You would be surprised as to how many people think that their implants don’t require special care, or can’t experience complications because they aren’t real teeth. This is simply not true. You still need to visit your dentist regularly for maintenance and cleaning.
- Avoid smoking, eat healthy:
Smoking greatly increases your chances of implant failure and other serious complications. If you were smoking at the time that you got your implant, then it’s important for the health of your smile to quit right away if you want your implant to last.
- Enjoy your favourite food:
Unlike dentures, you can enjoy hard nuts, sticky candy or buttery popcorn without worrying. Feel free to eat anything with confidence, knowing that your dental implants will not be affected. However, don’t forget to rinse your mouth post your meals.
All these tips are bound maintain that dazzling smile. Follow them and your smile will thank you.