5 Best Ways to Care For Your Dental Implants

5 Best Ways to Care For Your Dental Implants
Posted on 02/10/2024

At Gentle Smiles of Colorado, we provide a variety of treatments based on your dental issues. Our staff is sensitive to your needs and preferences and will work with you to determine the best option for you. If you choose dental implants, it’s crucial to follow these five tips on caring for them.

Use a Soft-Bristled Toothbrush

Our Denver cosmetic dentist recommends a soft-bristled toothbrush when caring for dental implants. After your treatment, those with harder bristles should be avoided as they can damage your implants and the enamel of your natural teeth. You might even want to choose a toothbrush made of soft nylon instead. These are easier on the teeth and can help you get the most out of your investment, ensuring your implants last.

Avoid Abrasive Oral Hygiene Products

After you have seen Dr. Tim Wachuta for treatment and have dental implants, it’s crucial to avoid using abrasive products. Instead, choose only all-natural toothpaste and mouthwash tailored toward sensitive teeth. Non-abrasive oral hygiene products can prevent irritation and discomfort while keeping your dental implants clean and strong.

Floss Daily

Flossing should always be a part of your regular oral hygiene routine, and this shouldn’t change after you get dental implants. It should be done once daily, preferably at night. Flossing can help lengthen the lifespan of your implants as you remove excess food particles from underneath your gum line. Make sure you ask our Denver cosmetic dentist about an appropriate floss that’s safe for implants.

Avoid Hard, Sticky Foods

Certain foods can damage your dental implants, and Dr. Tim Wachuta recommends that you avoid eating anything hard and sticky after your treatment. This includes hard candy, caramel, chips, hard taco shells, raw carrots, and more. Although it might be difficult to cut out some of your favorite foods, it’s worth it to protect your dental implants.

Keep Regular Dental Visits

Keeping all your regular dental visits will help you maintain your dental implants for their lifespan. Regular cleanings every six months can help keep tartar and plaque buildup at bay and prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease. The dentist can also check for signs of oral cancer, take X-rays, and determine whether your implants are in good condition.

If you are interested in learning about dental implants or any other treatment, we can help you. Contact Gentle Smiles of Colorado at our Denver office at (303) 756-2770, our Golden office at (303) 278-2800, or our Wheat Ridge office at (303) 425-5100 to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Timothy Wachuta

  • Denver Office - 2709 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222 Phone: (303) 756-2770 Fax: (303) 758-5705
  • Golden Office - 2305 Jackson St., Golden, CO 80401 Phone: (303) 278-2800 Fax: (303) 278-8448
  • Wheat Ridge Office - 8850 W. 38th Ave., Suite D, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 Phone: (303) 425-5100

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