Looking after dental implants

The soft tissue (gums) and bone around dental implants are at the same risk of inflammation and gum disease as those around natural teeth. If you have implants you should look after them just like natural teeth. Advice on looking after dental implants:

  • clean between and around implants carefully using cleaning aids and toothbrushes as advised by the dental team
  • attend the dentist regularly, as advised for checks of the health of gum and bone around implants

It is advisable to use a rotating electric toothbrush as this is more affective at removing the plaque/bacteria than a manual toothbrush.

For cleaning in between and around implants there are various types of dental floss that can be used, alongside bottle brushes and interspace brushes.

It is important to visit the dentist regularly to monitor the health of dental implants. Furthermore a dental hygienist can provide professional cleaning and maintenance of your implant. Looking after dental implants is important to ensure these structures remain strong and healthy in your mouth. 

If you have any questions or would like us to advise you on the best aids to get around dental implants please contact us and we will be more than happy to provide information. 

Visit our dental implants page for more information. 

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