How To Take Care Of Your Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great way to keep your teeth from collapsing inwards around a gap and for improving your self-confidence with a great looking, whole smile. However, you need to make sure that the implants are not damaged and last as long as possible due to the fact that they can be relatively expensive. Here are some tips for taking care of your dental implants so that your smile can continue looking great for as long as possible.

1. Reduce the Amount of Acid That Sits on Your Implants

Your dental implants can be damaged by acid in a manner that is strikingly similar to how your teeth can be damaged by acid. In order to make sure that you do not start getting holes in your implants or have them loosen prematurely, you are going to need to reduce the overall amount of acid that they are exposed to. First, never go to bed with food on your teeth. This will cause your body to take measures to get rid of the food and dissolve it, resulting in your teeth and dental implants being exposed to acid for a longer period than is preferable. 

Another way to reduce acid is to rinse out your mouth with water every time you drink something acidic, such as lemonade, lemon-lime flavored soda, or coffee. This will allow you to remove every last particle of acid from your mouth and reduce the chances that your implants will be damaged.

Finally, consider minimizing the amount of drinks and food that you consume that contain a high acid level.

2. Use a Toothbrush With an Angled Neck

In order to remove all of the food from your teeth and implants, you are going to need to make sure that you get the backs of your teeth with the brush. This can most easily be done by purchasing a special brush that has an angled neck. By using a brush with an angled neck, you brush the backs of your teeth with an easy vertical motion that is not hindered by your upper jaw.  

3. Use Mouthwash

Finally, use a mouthwash that is specifically made for dental implants in order add a layer of protection to your implants that they would not have otherwise. Special mouthwashes can create a layer of protection that will slowly dissolve over time but, while it has not dissolved completely, protect your implants from bacteria.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in dental implants like