Caring For Your Dental ImplantsWednesday, August 8th, 2012, 10:22 pm
Caring for your dental implants is not complicated. But just like bringing home a new puppy for the first time – you may want some information about care and feeding.
Colgate has just launched a new website to inform patients about caring for their dental implants. The site contains advertising about the importance of using the Colgate brand of antibacterial toothpaste as expected, but it also contains some good information and videos for patients with new dental implants.
Dental implants are simply amazing and have quickly become the first choice for replacing a lost tooth or several teeth. Not only does the implant replace the missing tooth in both function and appearance but implants also help conserve bone in the jaw. This keeps patients looking younger by allowing them to avoid the shriveled or sunken look that accompanies tooth loss. Following tooth loss the face looks shrunken because when the jaw bone is no longer supporting teeth it begins to recede – something avoided by using dental implants.
Dental implants are an investment that should be protected and this new website offers suggestions on cleaning and caring for your implants. Number one on the list is stop smoking! Smoking makes healing more difficult for the body so if you smoke you should stop prior to placing your implants if you can. Good oral hygiene is important – now that you have a healthy mouth you want to keep it that way so remember to brush and floss every day. Interdental brushes (tiny brushes used to get between teeth) might be helpful if flossing is difficult.
If you have lost one tooth or several and are unsure about your options please contact Wilbanks Smile Center in Toccoa, GA at 706-886-9439 to schedule your consultation today.