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Oral Hygiene Best Practices for Dental Implant Care at Lincoln Smiles

Dental implants are an advanced solution for replacing lost teeth, closely mimicking the appearance and function of natural teeth. Just like natural teeth, dental implants demand appropriate care and maintenance. Lincoln Smiles, led by Dr. Eloisa Espiritu and Dr. Sepideh Rahmani, emphasizes the importance of maintaining oral hygiene to prevent complications such as peri-implantitis. This guide provides essential tips for optimal dental implant care.

Daily Cleaning Routine:
  • Brushing: Utilize a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently cleanse around your dental implants. It’s recommended to brush at least twice daily. Tools like interdental brushes or implant-specific brushes can be effective for cleaning around the implant.
  • Flossing: Daily flossing with unwaxed tape or implant-specific floss is crucial for removing plaque and debris around the implant and beneath the gum line.
  • Non-abrasive Toothpaste: Opt for toothpaste that is gentle on your implants. Products containing harsh abrasives or strong chemicals should be avoided.
Regular Dental Check-ups:

Regular visits to Lincoln Smiles for check-ups and professional cleanings are vital. These appointments allow our team to monitor the condition of your implants and overall oral health. Visit Lincoln Smiles Dental Implants for more information on implant care.

Avoiding Harmful Habits:
  • Quit Smoking: Smoking can significantly impact the healing process and the health of dental implants.
  • Limit Staining Foods and Beverages: Substances like coffee, tea, and red wine can stain the crown on your implant.
  • Avoid Hard and Sticky Foods: Such foods can cause damage to both natural teeth and dental implants.
Use of Mouthwash:

Incorporating a non-alcoholic, antibacterial mouthwash into your daily routine can reduce harmful bacteria and inflammation, offering additional protection for both your natural teeth and dental implants.

Proper care of dental implants is crucial for their longevity and your overall oral health. By adhering to these tips and keeping up with regular dental visits, you can ensure the enduring success of your dental implants. If you have any concerns or questions regarding dental implant care, don’t hesitate to reach out to Lincoln Smiles at (916) 543-8800 or visit Lincoln Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Together, we can maintain the health and beauty of your smile.

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