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Though dental implants are designed to endure for years, they need to receive proper care on a daily basis just like your natural teeth to stay in good shape and prevent dental issues. It’s common to have questions about how to care for dental implants, and we are happy to answer a few with these quick hygiene tips:

– Tooth brushing: Using a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste with fluoride, brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day, using gentle motions to prevent damage to your gums. Brush your dental implant as you would any other tooth.
– Flossing: Choose a floss product that feels comfortable and use a thorough flossing technique every day to clean each area of your smile, including behind the last of your teeth. Take time to remove any food particles with a fresh section of floss for each tooth.
– Dental visits: Schedule dental checkups every six months to receive thorough dental cleanings and exams, as well as a professional exam of the implant to ensure tooth decay or gum disease are not risking the status of your health.

With daily proper care such as brushing and flossing and regular dental checkups, you can care for your implants as you would for your natural teeth to help them last for several years, even a lifetime.

You are welcome to contact Bullitt Dental P.L.L.C. at 502-955-6516 today to learn more about dental implant care in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, from our dentist, Dr. Robert A. Bell.