After you receive your dental implants, you will discover very quickly that your daily care routine is nearly identical to the one you practiced before the implants. However, there might be some minor changes that show up, which cause you to wonder if you could do something to make your routine easier. Perhaps you are simply unaware that some tiny changes in your schedule could yield easier maintenance. Let’s see if you’re already well informed regarding such options! If not, you may find that your care gets even easier than it already is.
Decide To Practice Hygiene According To Your Day
Perhaps you’ve been more diligent about flossing since you received your dental implants to ensure your entire smile remains healthy. We encourage you to carefully think through the time of day you practice particular aspects of your dental hygiene (and to make changes if you need to). For instance, do you floss in the morning but you’re always in such a rush that you don’t think you do a very good job? Do it at night, instead, before bed, so you have plenty of time to complete a thorough job without stress. Simple!
Flossing Before Versus After Brushing
Have you ever wondered if you’re supposed to floss your smile and around your dental implants and then brush (or if it should be the other way around)? This is a common concern (and one that you don’t need to worry about). Choose whatever works best for you, focusing on ensuring you give yourself the time you need, so your routine is comfortable and effective.
ABOUT YOUR SANTA ROSA, CA, ORAL SURGEONS:
Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).