How do I take care of my dental implants?
Fortunately, once your implants are placed and restored by Dr. Sean Drower, caring for them becomes much like caring for your natural teeth. It is extremely important that your gums remain healthy when you have a dental implant. Just like your natural teeth, gum disease can destroy the health of your implant and cause it to fail.
As with all dental care, the majority of the work must be done by you at home. Regular brushing and flossing will help you maintain the health of all of your teeth, including your dental implants.
Proper nutrition that promotes overall health and prevents bone loss can also play a part in the success of your dental implants. Avoiding sugary snacks and sticky junk food that can cause decay will help your other teeth to stay healthy and promote overall wellness.
In addition to impeccable home care, it is important to maintain regular hygiene appointments and exams with Dr. Sean Drower. When you visit his office, he will do an exam to make sure all of your teeth, including your implants, remain completely healthy and stable. If he sees any areas of gum disease, he will tell you right away and help you get it under control so that it does not jeopardize the health or beauty of your smile.