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Author: Dr. Tontra Lowe

Dental implants are strong and successful restorations that improve the health and appearance of your smile. However, they have the potential to become damaged and worn if you do not take proper care of them. So, it’s very important that you do everything you can to care for your dental implant as much as possible, and you can do so by doing the following things:

· Brush: It’s important that you brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Do so 2 minutes each time and make sure you scrub each tooth thoroughly, especially your dental implant.
· Floss: Flossing is very important, so make sure you floss at least once a day. You can floss with whichever product you like best—just make sure you are gentle around your gums as you clean the crevices of your smile. It is also beneficial if you remove as much plaque as you can from the spaces between your teeth.
· Attend your dental checkups: Your dental checkups are extremely important if you want a strong and successful oral health. These checkups allow your dentist and hygienist to deeply clean your teeth, nourish your smile, and check for any dental problems. If there are any problems, your dentist will take care of them right away. These appointments are also helpful in preventing tooth decay and gum disease.

Brushing, flossing, and attending your dental checkups are the best ways to care for your implant and protect the rest of your teeth in your smile. If you need help knowing the proper techniques of brushing and flossing, we are happy to help you if you simply call us at Awesome Smiles Dental Center at 571-261-2600. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with our office if your teeth need to be professionally cleaned and examined. We will be happy to schedule you an appointment at your earliest convenience!