Dental Implant Home Care and Hygiene Instructions

We realize your dental implant treatment required a significant investment from you, both in terms of time as well as financial. Keep your implants and teeth healthy and longevity by adhering to the following instructions

  1. Effective home care and hygiene: I recommend flossing and brushing at least twice a day, once in the morning and then again at night. There are a number of different brushes and hygiene tools available. It is best to speak to your dentist or hygienist and see which is the most appropriate for your specific needs.
  2. Regular dental care: For most patients, a visit to the dentist every 6 months may be adequate. However, considering your new implants and teeth, a follow up every 4 months may be better until recommended otherwise by your dentist.
  3. Night guard: If you have clenching or grinding habits, a night guard will greatly help to protect both your natural teeth as well as your new implant-supported teeth. See your dentist for a customized night guard.
  4. Call us immediately if you experience any discomfort like bleeding around the gum tissue, gum swelling, a loosened crown or any other uncomfortable event. Together, with your restorative dentist, we will discover its source and manage it before it becomes a serious problem.