When looking into dental implants Herefordshire as the ultimate solution to replacing missing teeth, it is of critical importance to also understand how to take care of these dental devices properly. By maintaining dental implants Herefordshire, patients can extend the longevity of implants. This is a non-negotiable if patients wish to sustain the utility, look and benefits of their new dental device for as long as possible.
Fortunately, for patients, these steps are simple to implement, however, it is best to observe them consistently.
At Warrendale Dental, we have experienced dental practitioners to provide all the necessary information that a patient may need.
Critical aspects of maintaining dental implants Herefordshire
Patients need to be aware that even though tooth implants are artificial, they are still vulnerable to falling out of their place. The main cause of this is poor oral hygiene that gives rise to gum disease. When the condition of gums deteriorates, they begin to lack the capacity to properly support both the natural teeth and teeth replacement appliances. Therefore, it is vital to protect gum health so that the teeth aren’t compromised. Here’s how to go about it:
The role of the patient
Patients often consider, because of daily brushing and flossing, that they are in control of their dental hygiene. The question to ask here is – how effectively are they doing this? It may come as a surprise to patients that they may be using the wrong brushing or flossing technique, brushing for a shorter time or using the wrong type of toothbrush. These are some of the reasons why at-home oral cleaning is not as effective as one thinks.
Some of the essentials of a good tooth implant care programme at home are:
- Brush for 2 minutes
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Avoid using abrasive whitening toothpaste and mouthwashes
- Don’t skip out on brushing TWICE daily
- Use a gentle circular motion when brushing
- Eat more natural gum-friendly foods (veggies and fruits)
Other useful tips:
Use any other technique (like setting an alarm to remind you to brush and floss)
If you find flossing a particular challenge, speak to our well-experienced dentist for suggestions on other suitable products for you. Another good idea is to have a travel-size toothbrush and floss in your backpack or car so that you can still brush and floss even when you are out and about. Some patients even go to the extent of rewarding themselves for their strict observance and commitment to caring for their teeth and gums.
The role of the dental hygienist
At-home oral cleaning is not enough to achieve complete oral hygiene. In addition to a patient looking after their oral hygiene at home, dental treatments from a professional dental hygienist are also required.
Regular deep cleaning treatments are essential for a confident and thorough clean. These sessions are also an opportune time to have the mouth checked for other red flags that pose a danger to tooth implants.
There are many benefits to opting for tooth implants, such as the aesthetic value of a gleaming smile. To start on your way to tooth implants contact us, at Warrendale Dental, practice for more information.