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After you have a dental implant placed in your smile, it will require daily care so that the new dental restoration can last for a very long time. If you have questions about how to care for dental implants, we invite you to follow these tips to provide daily maintenance for your dental implants:

– Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste, using gentle strokes that won’t irritate your gums. Brush at a good pace to thoroughly clean each area of your smile, including the dental implant.
– Floss on a daily basis using a thorough technique that properly cleans every tight area of your smile, including behind the back teeth. Choose a flossing product that is easy to use and clean every tooth to remove all food particles around the teeth, using a fresh section of floss for each tooth.
– Schedule regular visits with the dentist to receive dental checkups every six months for professional dental cleanings and exams. During the deep cleaning of your smile, the dental team can also evaluate the quality of your implant to ensure it is healthy and your mouth is free of risks such as tooth decay and gum disease.

As long as you take good care for your dental implant on a daily basis with brushing and flossing your teeth, as well as regularly schedule your dental checkups every six months, you can enjoy your implant for many, many years. Dental implant care is just like taking care of your natural teeth.

We invite you to contact Mathew Berg DDS today at 915-591-5333 to arrange an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Mathew Berg, and learn more about dental implants in El Paso, Texas.