Implant Cleaning

Your Implants can serve you for years if you keep your mouth healthy and take care of your Implants. Just like your natural teeth, you shoukd brush after every meal. Your dentist might have special instructions for the healing period after your implants are in place, but after that you will be able to brush as normal. A small tooth brush or interdental brush can be used to clean the Abutments. Use superfloss to clean around your gums, abutments and prosthetic teeth.

In this animation you can see an acute marginal inflamation. Use extra soft filaments for the acutely affected area.
Using a standard brushing technique gently but effectively removes debris. Interdental cleaning with the extra soft range removes plaque comfortably and effectively. Use a standard inter dental cleaning technique with extra soft filaments.
Resolution of inflamed site as a result of adequate cleaning.

Consider the following five tips on brushing your dental implants.

1. Use a Soft Brush: Use a soft toothbrush with a bent handle so you can reach around your implants or use an electric toothbrush.
2. Floss Around Abutments: Use dental floss to get around the implants as well as between your normal teeth. This is where bacteria will build up and generate plaque, reducing the tenacity of your implants and perhaps causing too much wear and tear.
3. Brush at an Angle: Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle so you get the gum line as well as the teeth and implant surfaces.
4. Ease Up: It is not necessary to bear down on your toothbrush when brushing dental implants. Keep the pressure light as you glide the brush over the surface. You may also use an electric toothbrush that includes a pressure sensor.
5. Rinse Thoroughly: Until you get used to your dental implants, you might not be as likely to notice food particles remaining in your mouth after brushing. To ensure your mouth is completely clean, rinse thoroughly after every brushing.

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