Dental implants are a great way to make you feel more confident about your smile if you’ve suffered tooth loss. However, to preserve your implants and keep them looking their best, you need to be conscientious about taking care of them. So if you’ve had dental implants in London, this guide will help keep your smile bright.
Care after dental surgery
After visiting our dentist in Moorgate for implant surgery, you may experience some discomfort and swelling. Intermittent use of ice packs and over the counter medication like ibuprofen will help you to manage any pain. You should also stick to softer foods and avoid hot drinks for 3-4 days after the procedure.
Caring for your implant
To care for your dental implant, you may need to make a few changes in your routine:
Clean gently twice a day
Stick to brushing twice daily but use a soft bristle brush that won’t scratch your implants. You’ll also want to avoid harsh and abrasive toothpaste or mouthwash, as these products can cause discomfort.
Flossing is your friend
Look out for implant specific or unwaxed floss and keep a pack in your car or handbag as well as your bathroom cabinet. You can floss just about anywhere, and it’s essential to reduce the plaque that can lead to oral hygiene issues.
Avoid damaging your implant
Crunchy foods, alcohol and smoking can all damage your new implants. The healing process can take up to 6 months, so avoid smoking and alcohol during this time as it slows the healing process. In terms of food, steer clear of crusty bread, caramel, crunchy fruit and vegetables and steak to keep your implants healthy.
Schedule regular dental appointment
To keep your smile looking beautiful and to protect your oral health, schedule regular appointments with your dentist in London. At Boston House Dental Clinic, we offer general and specialist dentistry, including dental implants in London, so contact us today to schedule an appointment.