You already know that caring for your dental implants is as important as caring for your natural teeth. The health and longevity of your dental implants depend on many factors, but oral hygiene is the most important. If you can’t maintain a thorough oral hygiene routine, you may wish to reconsider your decision to have dental implants in Glasgow.
At Tiwari Watson Dental Care, we are passionate about dental implants, since we believe that they are a great investment for your oral health. Our experienced implant dentists, Joseph Watson and David Chan, will guide you through every step of the process and explain in detail the benefits of dental implants in Glasgow compared to other tooth replacement options. More importantly, they will give you great tips on how to stay on top of your oral hygiene routine with dental implants.
Oral hygiene tips
Dental implant care doesn’t differ that much from regular oral hygiene care. However, consistency is key. If you don’t brush and floss your teeth and dental implants at least twice daily, problems will start appearing. Moreover, it’s not only about brushing and flossing – you should know how to practise oral care correctly. If you have any doubt about your current oral hygiene regime or you would like to discuss brushing and flossing techniques with dental implants, don’t hesitate to ask our implant dentists.
Will I need to buy special products?
In general, it is not necessary to buy special products in order to take good care of your dental implants. After the operation, your dentist will recommend an antibacterial solution so that your implant sites are not infected. You may also wish to consider buying a low-abrasive toothpaste, since implant restorations are made of fine, high-quality materials such as porcelain and are prone to damage. Finally, you may wish to invest in a dental floss specifically designed for dental implants or interdental brushes.
Invest in dental care
Continuing to visit your dentist after your implant surgery is really important, because we can monitor the health of your dental implants and look for signs of infection. If you are at risk of gum disease, you should visit us more often.