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5 Tools for Maintaining Dental Implants

Dental implants,especially All-on-4, need similar care to natural teeth. The first being a regular oral health routine that includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing. However, long-term gum and implant maintenance requires the right tools to have optimal oral health.

Read more about the recommended tools for All-on-4 dental implant cleaning.

Dental Implant Cleaning Tools

Toothbrush

The classic toothbrush remains the best tool for daily teeth cleaning for anyone with natural teeth or dental implants. Extra soft bristles are best to avoid damage to your new teeth.

Water Flosser

This tool is a must-have for every patient with an All-on-4 bridge. An oral irrigator is also known as a water flosser. Using jets of water this tool can clean around your All-on-4 dental implant to help prevent bleeding gums, inflammation, and gingivitis.

5 Tools for Maintaining Dental Implants - Toothbrush - Mile High Dental Centers

Interdental Brush

An interdental brush can reach areas of your implants that a regular brush may not be able to reach. Be sure only to use a nylon interdental brush to not scratch your implants.

Floss

Sometimes your dentist may ask you to use floss on your new dental implants. However, using floss on an All-on-4 bridge may cause injury to the gums if used incorrectly. For certain types of implants, a floss threader may be used to reach difficult areas.

Mouthwash

Another classic tool that is proven to kill bacteria, fight gum inflammation, and promote overall oral health. Use a non-alcohol mouthwash twice daily after brushing and flossing to keep your new implants healthy.

How to Clean All-on-4 Dental Implants

Make sure you use the above tools for All-on-4 dental implant maintenance.

  • After every meal, make sure you floss under your implants
  • Use your non-alcohol mouth rinse and water pick
  • Electric toothbrushes provide more effective implant cleaning
  • Make sure you get regular implant cleaning appointments with your dentist

All-on-4 dental implants can be a life-changing solution to extensive tooth loss and a preferred solution to dentures. Proper dental implant maintenance is important to their success. Make sure you use the right tools and practice effective oral hygiene to maintain their look and function.

To learn more about full arch dental implants, and possibly getting new teeth in a day, please schedule a complimentary consultation!

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