Dental Implant Hygiene New York
It is important to remember that even once your dental implants are in place, a diligent maintenance plan is essential to keeping them in good shape. There are a number of guidelines you can follow in order to keep your implants, as well as your remaining teeth and gums, healthy and clean. At Tischler & Patch Dental, we believe that patient education is one of the most valuable aspects of dentistry and we will spend time with you answering any questions you may have about hygiene habits or an at-home oral health regimen. To learn more about dental implant hygiene, contact us in New York today.
In the Office
At Tischler & Patch Dental our implant patients are seen on average 3 times a year for a cleaning and checkup. Dr. Michael Tischler believes in providing dentistry for a lifetime. He wants to see your smile shine and will follow up after your dental implant procedure to ensure that everything is fine. Immediately after your implant surgery, Dr. Tischler will invite you back for a checkup that gives him a chance to assess the healing progress of your gums and jawbone. For the first year after treatment, these appointments will be essential to the success of your implants. Additionally, visiting Tischler & Patch Dental once every six months for a deep cleaning and general examination will allow our team to thoroughly clean the areas in your mouth that are hard to reach with a standard toothbrush. Oral cancer screenings, TMJ assessments, and digital X-rays will all be taken to keep track of any changes in your oral health. The time you spend at Tischler & Patch Dental for checkups and preventive care will payoff immediately and for the rest of your life.
Dental implant hygiene doesn't stop when you leave our New York office - it is equally important to establish an at-home hygiene routine and manage a healthy diet to keep your teeth and gums healthy and clean. We suggest you brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. Using a fluoride rinse and whitening toothpaste can be used to improve your at-home care. If your teeth are not properly cleaned, plaque will build up and eventually erode your tooth structure, and may even lead to tooth loss. Failing to clean the bacteria from your gums increases your chances of contracting periodontal (gum) disease, which can cause a number of medical and oral health problems. Eating foods that are low in sugar help reduce your risk for cavities. Foods that are high in calcium, vitamin B3, B12, C, and D can all benefit your oral health.
Learn more about Dental Implant Hygiene
Having a healthy, beautiful, long-lasting smile takes commitment. When properly cared for, your new smile can last the rest of your life and provide limitless bright and confident smiles. Dr. Tischler and his team of experts are always ready and willing to answer any questions you have, so if you would like to learn more about dental implant hygiene, contact Tischler & Patch Dental in New York today.