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You’ve invested a lot of time and money in a dental implant. You don’t want that to go to waste, right? When it comes to tooth replacement options, they are the best of the best, but you still need to take good care of them. To you keep your dental implant in great shape, Dr. Anderson Lane has some suggestions:

Taking care of a dental implant is like caring for your natural teeth. First, you’ll want to keep up on your oral hygiene. You can do this by brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Then you will want to floss once a day with an easy-to-use product. Remember to be gentle along the gumline. When you’re done brushing and flossing, give your mouth an extra boost of oral health by rinsing your mouth with therapeutic mouthwash. All these things will give you the squeaky-clean smile that you need to succeed.

Finally, visit Dr. Anderson Lane every six months. Dr. Anderson Lane can successfully remove any tartar that has formed and grown around your implant. Once plaque has formed into tartar, it cannot be successfully removed at home. If not taken care of, tartar and gum disease can loosen your implant. These appointments also give our dental team a chance to inspect the restoration and ensure that all is in pristine condition.

If you have any questions on how to properly care for your dental implant in Austin, Texas, please reach out to Anderson Lane Dental at your earliest convenience by calling 512.459.4347.