How to Clean Full Mouth Dental Implants
Full mouth dental implants radically improve the appearance and function of your smile. However, you must take proper care of your implants to keep your new smile bright. If you take excellent care of your dental implants, they will last a lifetime. While caring for your implants is very similar to caring for your natural teeth, there are some differences that you need to be aware of. That’s why at Keith & Associates Dental Implant Center, we put together this list of tips to help you keep your dental implants in tip-top shape.
Use Super Floss at least once a day
It’s best to use super floss to clean under the bridge, clearing away any food debris. Using floss will help prevent bacteria buildup on the underside of the bridge and bad breath. Ideally, you should floss under the bridge after each meal to keep your gums as healthy as possible. At the very least, you should floss before bed so that there is no bacteria or food debris hanging out overnight. You can also use a waterpik to clean under the bridge. Some patients find using waterpiks to be more effective and efficient for them.
Use an electric toothbrush
Electric toothbrushes can help you more effectively clean your implants every day. Even though your full mouth dental implants are not real teeth, you still need to brush them twice a day. You should use a nonabrasive toothpaste so that you don’t cause any damage to the surface of the bridges. Investing in an electric toothbrush can be worth it, since they can be up to 5 times as effective at cleaning than regular toothbrushes.
Use a mouthwash
Using a mouthwash is a great way to freshen breath and can help keep your mouth free from unwanted bacteria and germs. Additionally, using a mouthwash can help preserve the color of your dental implants. If you have any questions about which mouthwash is the best to use, contact our office and we will be glad to share our favorites with you.
Attend regular dental cleanings
Maintaining routine oral hygiene appointments is key to ensuring that your dental implants stay in great shape. At your dental appointments, our expert staff will complete a deep cleaning of your implants and will check to make sure that everything looks good with your implants and your gums. If you notice that your gums are red or swollen around your implants, or are having any pain or bleeding, please call us right away so we can ensure that your oral health is okay.
There is no one correct routine for cleaning your dental implants. It’s important to find a routine that fits in your life and that you can stick to. We hope that this helped you understand what you should be doing to take the best care of your dental implants. If you have any additional questions about full mouth dental implant care, please contact us and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.