Let’s get this obvious and oft-used statement out of the way first: dental implants in Toronto have become so strong and sophisticated that patients enjoy perfectly normal and carefree lives in spite of some fairly major dental work.
Dental implants in Toronto today straddle a fine line between strength, aesthetics and comfort.
Unlike in the past when implants could actually be harder than actual teeth and cause damage to gums and surrounding teeth, implants today mimic real teeth closely and emphasis is rather more on everyday ease of use.
Whereas dental implants in Toronto should be checked regularly to make sure they are holding up fine and the surrounding tissue is not distressed, patients don’t really need to exercise additional caution to maintain oral health. However, in this article we will look at a few simple ways of making sure that your dental implants remain healthy.
Brushing – Brushing twice daily is an absolute must (unless your dentist prescribes otherwise). Brushing ensures food particles trapped in the teeth are removed and prevents build-up of bacteria. Make sure to check with your doctor what stiffness of toothbrush is best for your teeth and implant.
Flossing – How important flossing is for oral hygiene is not something that can be overstated. It helps prevent plaque build-up and ultimately protects from tartar, the precursor to tooth decay. The same applies for dental implants in Toronto as well. Just don’t be overzealous in your flossing; injured gums are equally harmful.
Foods – We will not deign to listing specific food and drink detrimental to your dental implants in Toronto because they are equally harmful to your natural teeth and oral health. Instead, sugary drinks, extremely hard foods and the like should be kept to a minimum.
Check-ups – We mentioned this before but regular check-ups are the most effective way of making sure your dental implants in Toronto remain healthy. Your dentist might recommend additional cleaning just till the implant is strong, or perhaps a little corrective action to compensate for the natural settling of the implant.
New patients without insurance receive 15% off on a cleaning and checkup