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Dental Implant Aftercare – Doylestown, PA

How to Keep Your Smile in Optimal Shape

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Many patients who choose dental implants to replace their missing teeth do so because of their longevity. Because these prosthetics are designed to last decades or even a lifetime, it makes them far superior to other tooth replacement solutions (i.e., fixed bridge, dentures). However, the only way you can ensure they remain in place for as long as possible is with proper dental implant care in Doylestown. Knowing how to care for your implants is key, which is why Dr. Kandov and her team are here to deliver tips and tricks you can use to enjoy your teeth for years to come. Contact us to schedule an appointment to learn more about what you can do to protect your new smile.

Prioritize At-Home Oral Hygiene

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Each day, you will need to make your at-home oral hygiene routine a priority. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing are all key tasks you’ll need to complete if you want your implants to remain clean and durable from day-to-day.

A few helpful tips to remember when caring for your implants include:

Protect Your Dental Implants

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Although your dental implants in Doylestown are made of strong materials, they are not indestructible. This means you will need to take additional precautions to keep your artificial teeth fully intact. If you enjoy playing sports or engaging in physical activities, wearing a mouthguard can keep your teeth better protected while on the field or court.

If you tend to grind your teeth because of stress or bruxism while asleep, a nightguard can keep your teeth from touching and grinding against each other, preventing wear and tear over time. You’ll also want to make sure that you avoid certain bad habits like eating ice, using your teeth to open packages, and chewing on pens or pencils, all of which can cause chips or small cracks.

Schedule Regular Checkups & Cleanings

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At-home care is vital but regular dental checkups and cleanings are equally as important. Why? Because these visits allow your implant dentist in Doylestown to examine your smile for signs of decay, gum disease, and oral cancer, as well as check for any problem areas concerning your dental implants (i.e., bone loss, loose teeth). A hygienist will also remove any hardened plaque and tartar that can potentially cause gum disease, which can wreak havoc on your implants if left untreated.

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