While dental implants are made to look like your natural teeth, they aren't teeth and must be cleaned and cared for properly. Doing the same things you're already doing is a good start, but extra care is necessary. Not only does proper care keep your implants clean and sparkling, but it also helps protect the overall health of your natural teeth, gums and entire mouth.
Brush Twice a Day
Just like you brush your natural teeth twice a day, it's essential to gently brush your implants twice a day as well.
Parents of young children may think their tots are too young for fluoride toothpaste and worry about the safety of fluoride for their little ones. Fluoride can be a safe and effective part of your child's oral hygiene routine beginning in infancy. Making sure children use the appropriate amount of fluoride protects their smiles and lays the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health.
The Best Defense
Fluoride protects tooth enamel from mineral loss, which keeps teeth strong.