If you’re like many others, your dental implant is a prized possession. This is often times because it gives you the functional mouth and the beautiful smile you desire. You want that to last forever, don’t you? If so, it’s important to take good care of it. To help you do so, Dr. Michael J. Groover and our dental team have some care tips for you.
You need to keep up on oral hygiene by first brushing twice a day with a toothbrush that has soft bristles and a toothpaste that has fluoride. Then, floss once a day with a product that is easy to use. It can be waxed or unwaxed floss—whatever it best for you. As you floss, be gentle while you clean along the gum line. It’s also important to rinse your mouth daily with a beneficial mouthwash, like antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash. These cleaning tasks can help you remove the harmful gum disease-causing plaque that grows around your implant.
The last thing you need to do is attend your six-month check-ups. Visiting Dr. Groover can help you keep your implant in pristine condition because the treatment he provides is the only treatment that can remove the tartar that has formed and grown around your implant. This helps you prevent periodontal disease. These appointments also give our dental team a chance to inspect the restoration and make sure everything is in tip-top shape.
For more information, tips, and details about how to clean and care for your dental implant in Savannah, Georgia, call Groover Family Dentistry at 912-354-9541 today! When you talk to our helpful dental team, we will be excited to give you the information you need so you can keep your dental implant in top-notch condition.