How to Make Your Dental Implants Last Longer

The last thing that you want to pay for during summer vacation is some dental expenses. But, you also don’t want to be caught with some chipped dental implants. So, ow can you ensure that your dental implants last for as long as possible so that you can spend your money on something more fun like a vacation? Let’s take a closer look.

Brush Them

Your dental implants aren’t just going to clean themselves. Make sure that you brush your implants in the same way that you brush your natural teeth; with a toothbrush and some fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day if not after every meal.

Floss In Between

Plaque and bacteria like to set up camp where you can’t see them; right in between your teeth. To make sure that you don’t get some serious tartar build up between your natural teeth and your implants, make sure that you floss with either traditional dental floss or with a water flosser at least twice a day.

Get Regular Cleanings

No, your dental crown isn’t goin to get a cavity, but plaque can build up on your gumline which can weaken your gums and your implant. By getting regular dental cleanings (every six months) you can cut down on all of this unnecessary build up and help your implants to last a lot longer in the process.

Don’t Use Them As Tools

If you are the type of person who uses your teeth to show off your play tricks (aka to open beer bottles), then you should find a new talent. Using your dental implants as any sort of too will make them weak and is more likely to chip them.

If you wan to learn more about dental implant care, contact us at our Catonsville office today and call us at 410.744.6088

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