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How To Take Good Care Of Your Dental Implants

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implantsSince our teeth serve as a very important aesthetic function, cosmetic dentistry has become quite important for the practice. Dentists can recommend cosmetic dental treatments such as dental implants to their patients who has broken or missing teeth. Teeth implants can also be prescribed to patients who have other concerns like teeth stains, discoloration, malpositions and rotations.

There are various restorative choices for teeth restorations and replacements. There are removable prosthetic devices such as dentures, dental crowns and bridges. However, dental implants specifically guarantee a long-term replacement for teeth.

Benefits of Implants

Implants are the most in demand treatment next to dental restorations because of the efficiency and convenience. Remember that a dental implant is a replica of the tooth’s root made of materials that are biocompatible. An implant is designed to copy your teeth’s natural feeling and is fully functional and prevents further tooth decay or trauma to your mouth.

Dental implants and their benefits:

  • Prevents periodontal disease
  • Promotes good oral health
  • Encourages healthy living like quitting smoking
  • Helps you commit to healthy habits by having a good oral hygiene and a routine trip to your dentist

Maintenance

Taking good care of your dental implant is important for your oral health. With proper care and a frequent visit to your dentist, your dental implant will last for a long time.

Here are a few tips to consider:

  • Brush and floss thoroughly the area where your teeth implants are
  • Rinse your mouth with a mouthwash
  • Schedule thrice a year visit to your dentist
  • Avoid toothpaste that contains abrasive ingredients like baking soda as it can remove the glaze on your implants

Dental implants are the most recommended option compared to removable prosthetic devices. Implants encourages good oral health and a healthy lifestyle. Dental implants can last a lifetime so follow your dentist’s instructions and keep your regular dental appointments.

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    What can I expect when I come in for a teeth cleaning?

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    There are different kinds of dental procedures available in the office which is done by your dentist and each of this procedure is done to attain a certain goal. These treatments can either be restorative or preventive. Restorative dental procedures are therapeutic and corrective so they are performed to treat all dental issues; preventive dental procedures, on the other hand, are performed to avoid the further effects of oral diseases to one’s mouth.

    One example of a preventive dental procedure is teeth cleaning or also called dental cleaning, dental scaling or oral prophylaxis. This dental procedure involves cleaning the surface of the teeth removing hardened dental plaque.

    Here’s what you can expect when you come in for your dental cleaning:

    Patients are always recommended to visit their dentists or dental hygienists for their routine cleaning for at least twice a year. But there are cases which your dentist will ask you to visit every week, or by three to four months – this only applies to those who have a bad condition of gum disease.

    Buildup at the subgingival space is not always cleaned and maintained properly with brushing and flossing. Your dentist will use a scaler to scrape your gum’s deeper areas. The time it will take for a teeth cleaning procedure always depends on the condition of your oral health. But usually, teeth cleaning can run up for about 15 to 30 minutes (scaling included through all the teeth). If the patient’s condition is somewhat severe, more thorough scaling is required by the dentist. For these cases, teeth cleaning procedures can run up to an hour or two, especially where there is a heavy staining of the teeth.

    During the teeth cleaning procedure, your dentist will start scaling through the subgingival space and may touch or cut some damaged tissues. Bleeding may occur and this should be normal, so do not be alarmed. The pain should be gone after a while, usually as soon as the cleaning procedure is completed or a few hours after your appointment.

    If a normal teeth cleaning is still not enough to restore your teeth and gums back to it’s original form, more invasive procedures will be suggested by your dentist. Deep cleaning involves a more invasive access into the gums, where much of tartar and plaque have collected and hardened. When your tooth roots and bone are affected, a surgical procedure involving some gum reduction may be required so that your dentist can plane the roots. To remove a hardened plaque in the root of your tooth, more gums will be reduced so that the infected area can be thoroughly cleaned.

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      The correct way to brush and floss your teeth

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      During your regular dental check-up, your visit becomes a moment of truth because  you’re thinking your efforts are best enough in keeping your teeth healthy, but your dentist will ask you: “What type of floss and toothbrush are you using?”, “How much time does it take you to floss and brush your teeth?”, and “Are you correctly brushing and flossing your teeth?” These are some of the possible questions that your dentist will have to ask you to find out if you are correctly brushing and flossing your teeth.

      It is not how frequent you brush and floss your teeth, but if you are observing the proper way to brush and floss. Brushing and flossing regularly is not a guarantee that your mouth is healthy and is free from oral diseases. Most of the time, patients would always insist that they are brushing and flossing every day, but their habits do not reflect the current situation of their oral health.

      Here are some brushing and flossing tips that you might find useful:

      1. Brush and floss twice to thrice a day or every after meals.
      2. Brush at a 45-degree angle to allow the bristles to remove bacteria on the gum-line.
      3. Refrain from brushing a repetitive up and down motion. Instead, practice brushing on circular strokes.
      4. Use a soft or medium bristled toothbrush to prevent erosion of the teeth’s enamel.
      5. Ask your dentist what kind or brand of toothpaste and floss he/she recommends you to use.
      6. When flossing, 12-inch floss is enough for you to cover your whole mouth.
      7. Do not use excessive force when flossing to avoid gum bleeding.
      8. Don’t forget to brush your tongue as well to prevent bad breath.

      For more tips on how to properly brush and floss your teeth, you might consider scheduling a visit with your dentist or your dental hygienist. Always remember: “Poor oral health care can result in poor overall health.”

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