How To Keep Your Dental Implants Clean

Dental implants are a very common dental treatment that allows adults to have their missing teeth replaced. Implants are also used by dentists to help make dentures more stable so that they are more comfortable and function the way that they are supposed too. If your dentist puts implants in your gums you want to make sure that you do everything you can to ensure that they last a long time, stay clean, and are not prone to getting destructive bacteria and plaque built upon them as that can lead to infections in the tissue of your mouth. Below is a guide to cleaning your dental implants so that they stay thoroughly clean, last for a long time, and are not prone to gross plaque and bacterial build-up. 

If you have single implants put in, the most important thing to do is brush twice a day with your toothbrush as you normally would. The biggest difference here is that you want to use a toothpaste that is not abrasive so that you don’t scratch up the implant. 

It is also important that you brush under and around the crown of the implant so that all of that bacteria is brushed away. When you have implants put in, it is more important than ever to make sure that you floss every single day with floss made specifically for implants. It is also recommended that you use an oral irrigator which will make sure that every food and bacterial particle is cleaned out of the teeth keeping it clean and bacteria free. 

If you have Overdenture implants put in then the cleaning techniques will be a little bit different. Every day you will need to remove the dentures and allow them to soak in a specified cleaner for a specific amount of time. After it soaks you need to brush the underside of the dentures with a denture brush and then rinse it off thoroughly with water before putting it in your water. Every year your dentist will replace the O-rings and locator caps as well 

There are different types of implants that will be a learning curve when learning how to clean them each of them, but it is vital that you do it properly so that you prevent peri-implant diseases and make sure you keep the implant’s health and function as good as possible.