Reasons to keep your dental implant clean

It is no surprise that dental implants are one of the most popular methods of replacing missing teeth today. With continued advances in the field of dentistry, patients are now shying away from partial dentures and bridges and considering the many benefits that dental implants provide. Dr. Lindsey Marshall and her team are dedicated to helping patients find out if they are ideal candidates for these tooth replacement options.

Once you obtain a dental implant, it is critical that you care for the implants properly for three primary reasons: to reduce the risk of gum disease, to prevent halitosis, and to maintain the implant over time.

  • Periodontal disease – periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease, is an infection that can result in the loss of soft tissues, jaw bone, and even natural teeth. Periodontal disease is preventable with proper care and attention of the smile. Brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly are key to maintain a smile free from disease.
  • Halitosis – halitosis, or bad breath, is often a result of poor oral health. By caring for dental implants as you do the rest of your smile, with daily brushing and flossing, you can keep your breath fresh and clean! Patients with chronic halitosis will want to speak to their dentist to determine if an underlying condition is causing their bad breath.
  • Implant failure – one of the most important reasons for maintaining a healthy smile and keeping dental implants clean is to avoid the failure of the implant itself. Certain conditions that cause bone loss can lead the implant to fail.

How do I care for my dental implants?

Dental implants do not require much special care compared to the rest of the natural teeth. Patients should brush their teeth after every meal, floss their teeth and below their dental implant, and visit their dentist every six months to evaluate the smile and diagnose any conditions that may impact the implant and remaining surrounding teeth.

Discuss dental implants with Dr. Lindsey Marshall today

Ardmore, PA area patients who are interested in learning more about the benefits of dental implants and information on their care are welcome to book a consultation visit at our facility. Call (610) 649-0696 to request an appointment and find out if you are a viable candidate for implants or other dental restorations available at our practice, located at 32 Parking Plaza, Suite #800 in Suburban Square.

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