It is important that you thoroughly clean your teeth as well as around your implants everyday. You can maximise plaque removal through effective toothbrushing and interdental cleaning, you can use floss or interdental brushes or a combination of both. The best way to clean your implant depends on the stage of your treatment, so you should always ask your dental professional for advice about this. Immediately following surgical placement of the implant, the wound is often sensitive, so you may not be able to use a toothbrush in that part of your mouth. You can prevent plaque buildup by using antibacterial mouthrinses and/or gels as recommended by your dental professional.
Flossing is a very important step in removing as much plaque bacteria as possible from between your teeth and around your implant. You can floss at any step in the implant process. It improves the health of your gums and reduces plaque bacteria in the spaces between your teeth, called interdental spaces.Interdental brushing is an alternative way of cleaning the spaces between your teeth.
Because a regular toothbrush does not reach into interdental spaces, you can use special interdental brushes as well as floss to clean the spaces between your teeth. It is very important to clean the spaces adjacent to your dental implant to remove as much plaque bacteria as you can.
Toothpaste Can Do More
Your choice of toothpaste can actually improve the reduction of plaque bacteria from around your implant site, leading to healthier gums and well-maintained implants.
This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.