The soft tissue (gums) and bone around dental implants are at the same risk of inflammation and gum disease as those around natural teeth. If you have implants you should look after them just like natural teeth:
- clean between and around implants carefully using cleaning aids and toothbrushes as advised by the dental team
- attend the dentist regularly, as advised for checks of the health of gum and bone around implants
It is advisable to use a rotating electric toothbrush as this is more affective at removing the plaque/bacteria than a manual toothbrush.
For cleaning in between and around implants there are various types of dental floss that can be used, alongside bottle brushes and interspace brushes.
It is important to visit the dentist regularly to monitor the health of dental implants. Furthermore a dental hygienist can provide professional cleaning and maintenance of your implant.
Contact us if you require any advice or more information.