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Essential Dental Tips: Maintaining Oral Hygiene with Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a natural-looking solution for replacing missing teeth and, like natural teeth, require diligent care. At Sacramento Dentistry Group, we emphasize the importance of maintaining proper oral hygiene for dental implants to prevent complications such as peri-implantitis.

Daily Cleaning Routine:
  • Brushing: Gently brush around the implants twice daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush. For thorough cleaning, consider using an interdental brush or an implant-specific brush.

  • Flossing: Daily flossing with unwaxed tape or implant-specific floss is vital for removing plaque and food particles from around the implant and under the gumline.

  • Non-abrasive Toothpaste: Select a toothpaste that won’t scratch the implant surface, avoiding harsh ingredients like baking soda or stain removers.

Regular Dental Check-ups:

Regular check-ups and professional cleanings are crucial. At Sacramento Dentistry Group, our team including Drs. Marjoorie Castro and Samuel Karavan, ensure your implants and overall oral health are well-maintained.

Avoiding Harmful Habits:
  • Quit Smoking: Smoking can impede healing and impact the health of your implants. The American Lung Association provides resources for quitting smoking.

  • Limit Staining Foods and Beverages: To prevent discoloration of implant crowns, reduce the intake of staining substances like coffee and red wine.

  • Avoid Hard and Sticky Foods: Such foods can damage implants and natural teeth.

Use of Mouthwash:

Incorporating a gentle, alcohol-free mouthwash can help reduce harmful bacteria and maintain gum health.

Caring for dental implants is key to their durability and your oral health. Follow these care tips and maintain regular visits to Sacramento Dentistry Group for optimal implant health. Contact us at (916) 538-6900 for any concerns or questions about dental implant care.

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