Taking Care of your Dental Implants: The Dos and Don’ts
Teeth implants are the ultimate shortcut to perfectly aligned pearly whites! If you’ve had crooked teeth throughout your life, then you know how a great smile can boost your confidence.
Dental implants can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Whether you’ve lost teeth to an accident or from tooth decay, implants are a permanent solution for all!
Here are some tips on looking after your dental implants:
1. Do eat well
Special care is required when your dental implants are first installed. It will take a few days for you to eat regularly so make sure your fridge is loaded with juices and soft foods like flavored yogurt and cottage cheese.
Pump yourself with vitamins by preparing vegetables purees and fruit smoothies that will keep you energized and well-hydrated. Pop some almond milk and Greek yogurt into your smoothies to maintain protein intake since you won’t be able to chew meat just yet.
Many people who opt for dental implants because their actual teeth fell out or began decaying due to poor dental hygiene.
If you’re one of them then you should know that dental implants need special care. Dental implants may not decay when exposed to bacteria but they will need to be brushed thoroughly to prevent gum disease.
3. Do floss regularly
Keep your gums healthy and your implants in top condition by flossing every night, before bed. Remember, brushing your teeth doesn’t clean the crevasses of your teeth so flossing is essential.
4. Don’t go back to old habits
People lose teeth to decay due to poor lifestyle and oral hygiene. If you’re a chain smoker who is can’t quit then put in that extra effort to look after your teeth to minimize the damage caused. This means brushing 3 times a day, using an anti-bacterial mouthwash, flossing and rinsing your mouth regularly.
For advice on how to look after your dental implants, consult your dentist.
Had crooked teeth all your life? Then it’s time you that trip to the dentist and get the smile you deserve!
If you’ve lost teeth due to an accident or tooth decay, strategic placements of implants can help restore your smile to its former glory!
We at Dana DDS & Associates offer quality dental implant services in Cloverly and Silver Spring, Maryland.
Contact us today to book an appointment!