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What is The Best Toothpaste For Dental Implants?


Posted on 7/10/2023 by Cole Anderson, DMD, MS
What is The Best Toothpaste For Dental Implants?Taking care of your implants correctly after getting them is paramount. It can influence the longevity of the implants and how long they will serve you. Caring for implants is about being cautious of how you use them and how well you maintain oral hygiene. The good thing with implants is the permanent way in which they are fitted. You won't be removing them at all, making them easy to clean. Even so, it is crucial that you know which toothpaste to use because not all are ideal for implants.

What Toothpaste to Use


Dental implants are meant to work like your natural teeth. When it comes to caring for the implants, you do it just like the regular teeth. You have to observe your twice-a-day teeth brushing and the once-a-day flossing.

However, when choosing toothpaste, you have to take into consideration the porcelain or zirconia materials used to make the crowns of implants. They are easily scratched by abrasive toothpaste and to some point may even get damaged if this goes on for long. Choose the correct toothpaste or ask a dentist to prescribe one for you.

Do not use whitening toothpaste since they are very abrasive, plus the artificial teeth do not stain or discolor. There are many products in the market that are said to be good for implants, so make your choice wisely. If you are unable to choose, consult a dentist for a prescription toothpaste.

Importance of Cleaning Your Implants Properly


Your implants, just like the natural teeth, can be subjected to disease. Although the implants themselves cannot decay, the surrounding gum may get infected. Gum infection will put the implants in danger of getting damaged. They can become loose and lead to premature failure.

Implants' care is also important since it dictates how long-serving they can be. With the correct care, implants endure a lifetime.

At our dental office, we have a dedicated oral surgeon with a vast experience in dental implant surgery. Call us and book an appointment to get a chance to talk to our oral surgeon about teeth replacement.

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