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Caring for Your Implants and/or Teeth

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Whether in Katy, Texas or Sydney, Australia – a complete set of teeth is often a common desire. Patients who have missing teeth and wanting to get their dazzling smile back, can choose from many different restorative options. Here at Welch Dental Group, the use of dental implants in Katy is one of the many sought after procedures in replacing missing teeth. Here are proper ways to care for your mouth.

Quit Smoking

Smokers have to quit smoking if they wish to enjoy both their natural teeth or implants for a very long time. Smoking increases risks of complications such as bleeding and swollen gums, gingivitis or periodontal disease, and tooth or implant loss. Here is a link to help you quit this habit today.

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Cleaning thoroughly is very important and helps to prevent both gum disease and tooth decay. Specifically, practicing good oral hygiene means brushing at least two times a day (ideally after every meal) and flossing at least once every day. Needless to say, you have to brush and floss properly. It also helps to use an electric brush to clean spaces in between teeth. Toothpaste with antibacterial properties helps, although the need for “whitening” or “tartar control” toothpaste may be somewhat overkill.

Regular Dental Visits

Everyone is advised to see their dentists at least two times every year and based upon your periodontal health, patients with dental implants may be advised to visit the dentist every three to six months. Although routine cleanings vary in degree from patient to patient, a professional implant cleaning is a lot more complex than regular dental cleaning and may take more time as special instruments are often needed as well.

If you are concerned about your overall dental health or simply an implant you may have had placed long ago, request an appointment with us by calling 281-395-2112. We will provide you with more information on dental implants including the proper ways to care for it. We would love to help you get your smile and confidence back!