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Tips for Caring for Dental Implants: Part 2

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22nd April 2020

Tips for Caring for Dental Implants: Part 2

So you’ve had dental implants – congratulations! You can now enjoy your durable, functional and beautiful new smile. But how do you ensure your teeth stay that way? In this blog, the dentists at our Clapham Common dental practice share their advice on how to care for your new dental implants. You can also read Part 1 here.

Tip 1: see your dentist when needed

It can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking that your shiny new tooth implants are going to stay that way – but, like the rest of your teeth, they’ll need to be checked from time to time by your dentist, and will also benefit from a deeper clean by your hygienist. As we often say, your dental implants are just as important – and susceptible to changes and dental problems – as the rest of your smile.

At Crescent Lodge Dental Practice, even the most nervous patients can be cared for in comfortable surroundings, so you’re in safe hands. We also have a skilled, dedicated team of dentists and other dental professionals at our Clapham Common dental practice, who will ensure your treatment is of the highest quality.

Tip 2: cut down on sugar

Sugar is the bane of many a dentist – but making such a small cut to the amount you have can make such a big difference to your teeth, and because over time, we’ve seen many patients whose teeth are affected by decay that’s linked to their sugar intake. If you’re finding it hard to cut down, or feel like you have already cut down enough, take a second look – put one less sugar in your tea, for example, or cut out the sugary gum. As you might have guessed (or read), dental implants can be just as affected by plaque as your natural teeth.

Tip 3: look out for changes

It’s really important to regularly check your tooth implants, and the rest of your teeth, yourself. In fact, nobody knows the shape and condition of your smile better than you – after all, you see it every day! If you do notice any issues, such as sensitivity, bleeding, loose teeth or anything else, it’s worth booking in for an appointment with our dentists at our Clapham Common dental practice – even if you’ve recently had one. Many dental problems have a better outcome if identified and treated early.

We’ve come to the end of our post series on caring for your dental implants, but the help and advice doesn’t stop there. View Part 1 to find out some other tips, and of course contact our friendly team of dentists here at our Clapham Common dental practice for an appointment – even if you’re interested in a treatment other than tooth implants!