We all know or have at least heard the importance of brushing and flossing your teeth. And, when you receive dental implants, it’s still extremely important. Many people think that because implants are fake teeth, they don’t need to care for them as if they are natural. However, it is important to care for your implants as if they are your natural teeth.
Toothpaste and floss work hand in hand in giving you a fresh and healthy mouth as well as a strong and functional dental implant. It’s important to understand that proper oral health cannot be achieved without brushing and flossing. Many people let flossing slide, but the hard-to-reach places of your mouth and your dental implants both need regular flossing to rid your gums of any food particles that could be harmful.
When first starting, flossing can cause many people’s gums to bleed or become tender. This is why many people give up and stop flossing. When they do so, their gums will remain sensitive and their risk for developing gum disease will increase. However, if you keep flossing, after a short while your gums will get stronger, healthier, and far less sensitive. You will see results in your own smile quickly as well as a reduction of cavities.
Keep up with your oral hygiene routine today by remembering that toothpaste and floss go hand in hand when achieving excellent oral health. If you have any questions, please call us today and talk to your dentist. We strive to help you have a happy and healthy smile.