For dental hygiene around dental implants it is important to use toothbrush as soft as possible. By brushing to hard with a hard toothbrush you can make as much damage to your gums as if you are not brushing at all. It is important to regularly brush (best after each meal) with soft toothbrush. We recommend using Curaprox 5460 toothbrush, but any other soft toothbrush will be as fine.
With regular toothbrush we maintain hygiene (removing of plaque) for the most of the mouth. However, areas between teeth are unreachable for a toothbrush. Plaque remaining in those areas can cause all range off dental issues. We need to maintain good hygiene all around dental implants (as well as around natural teeth) and that is a reason why we need to use interdental toothbrushes.
While eating most people often come into a situation that pieces of food end up being stuck hard between our teeth. (meat fibers, sesame seeds, hazelnut pieces, etc.) Those food remains often cannot be removed by toothbrush or interdental toothbrush. That is the role of dental floss. Do it carefully not to hurt your gums with dental floss by applying too much force trying to squeeze it through compressed teeth.
Removes bacteria deep between teeth and below the gum line where brushing and traditional flossing can't reach. Massages and stimulates gums to improve circulation and keep your gums strong and healthy. It is very for people with implants, crowns, bridges, veneers and periodontal pockets. It can be used with water or your favorite mouthwash.
Effective oral hygiene around dental implants can be challenging to achieve over the long term, the patient and the dentist must exercise considerable effort to achieve the desired results.
Dental implant hygiene doesn't stop when you leave our office. It is equally important to establish an at-home hygiene routine and manage a healthy diet to keep your teeth and gums healthy and clean.
We suggest you brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. Toothbrush must be soft as soft brash is more gentle to your gums and better reaches peri-implant areas (connection between implant, gum tissue and crown).
Antibacterial fluoride mouthwash is a must because it destroys bacteria’s from a whole mouth. We recommend Listerine (Pfizer) that can be found all over the world. If your teeth are not properly cleaned, plaque will build up and eventually erode your tooth structure, and may even lead to tooth loss. Failing to clean the bacteria from your gums increases your chances of contracting periodontal (gum) disease, which can cause a number of medical and oral health problems.
Eating foods that are low in sugar help reduce your risk for cavities. Foods that are high in calcium, vitamin B3, B12, C, and D can all benefit your oral health.
In dental clinic
During the maintenance visit, the dental professional should concentrate on the peri-implant tissue margin, implant body, prosthetic abutment-to-implant collar connection, and the prosthesis. Clinical inspection for signs of inflammation (ie, bleeding on probing), exudate, mobility, and increased sulcus depth, and a radiographic evaluation of the peri-implant area still remain the standard approach to evaluating the status of dental implants.
For example, successful and stable dental implants exhibit no mobility. But, if clinically perceptible mobility is detected, then subsequent to radiographic evaluation of the implant and its bony housing, the abutment retaining screw and/or prosthetic abutment-collar interface should be examined for looseness or breakage