Mount Carmel, Ohio
497 Old State Route 74
Cincinnati, OH 45244
(513) 528-1223

3 Care Tips for Dental Implants October 3, 2019

Mount Carmel, Union
3 Care Tips for Dental Implants, Union, Ohio

Dental implants are one of the best cosmetic solutions for missing teeth. However, while they’re designed to last, they aren’t invincible. Like all cosmetic dentistry treatments, they require specific care. Here are a few tips to ensure you get the most from your implants and maintain a healthy smile.

How to Care for Dental Implants

1. Avoid Hard Foods & Nonedible Objects

Hard foods like raw vegetables still have the potential to crack a prosthetic tooth or jar the dental implant from its hold in your jaw. Opt for boiled or steamed options instead. Also, don’t chew or gnaw on nonedible objects like a pen or fingernails. These apply significant force against your tooth and can damage the implant.

2. Brush & Floss

dental implantsJust because dental implants are prosthetic doesn’t mean they protect against decay. Decay-causing bacteria and plaque can still build up on them and around the gumline, so brush and floss them the same as your natural teeth. Generally, this should be done twice a day. With proper care, implants can last at least 15 years.

3. Schedule Exams Twice a Year

Your dentist will want to regularly check on the implants and the general health of your mouth, so schedule two visits each year. During these exams, a hygienist will thoroughly clean the dental implants and your other teeth. The dentist will check for signs of decay, gum disease, and oral cancer and provide important tips on how to keep your smile healthy.

 

If you’re interested in exploring dental implants further, contact JP Larson, DDS, and Stephen J. Larson, DDS. These dentists are proud to offer general and cosmetic treatments to residents in Cincinnati, OH, including implants, veneers, and crowns. They take a personalized approach to care and will ensure you enjoy a lasting, healthy smile. Call (513) 528-1223 to schedule a checkup, and visit their website to learn more about their services.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Larson Family Dental
3 Tips to Help Your Child Overcome Their Fear of the Dentist, Union, Ohio
The thought of a stranger examining their mouth with unfamiliar tools is why many children become understandably upset or agitated when it’s time to visit the dentist. Not only does ...read more
Foods to Avoid When You Have Veneers, Union, Ohio
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of teeth to conceal imperfections and provide a brighter, more even smile. Getting them is a two-step process. First, t...read more
3 Reasons a Dentist May Recommend a Bone Graft, Union, Ohio
A bone graft is a minor surgical procedure that can rectify bone loss in your jaw through the transplantation of bone tissue or composite material. The cells of the new bone or compo...read more
3 Tips for Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids, Union, Ohio
Good oral hygiene is crucial for a child's healthy development. Unfortunately, brushing and flossing aren't exciting activities according to most kids, and this can ma...read more
4 FAQ About Dental Implants, Union, Ohio
If you've lost a tooth and are looking for a permanent solution, dental implants are a popular choice. Not only are they able to maintain a strong hold to the jawbone, but they also ...read more