If your smile is one that contains dental implants, then you might feel at high alert when it comes to keeping your smile clean. The last thing you want is for some trapped food or missed bacteria to lead to inflamed gums that can negatively impact the success and long life of your implant. However, when you hear suggestions that perhaps flossing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, your antenna goes up! Is this true? Should you toss your floss in the trash can? Or, should you continue on with your dental hygiene as usual? We can explain.
The Flossing Tip
Our number one, golden flossing tip follows: Floss every day for the rest of your life. See? Simple. We’ve been saying it for a long time and will continue saying it because, when you clean between your teeth and dental implants with floss, you protect them from a slew of complications. Your brush won’t get the job done. Other methods will not work as well. Instead, you need to floss, so you keep this portion of your teeth (and your gums) safe and protected from problems like inflammation, gingivitis, peri-implantitis, and tooth decay.
What To Watch Out For
You’ll hear rumors. You may get excited phone calls from friends letting you know your flossing days are over! You may even read articles from sources you usually trust. However, if you’re not hearing from us that it’s fine to stop flossing, then it’s probably not very reliable. Have questions about dental hygiene and dental implants? Ask us! We will offer every bit of factual information we can to ensure you can practice effective and very efficient care.
Seek Our Advice Regarding Dental Hygiene
Let us know about news or rumors you’ve heard regarding dental hygiene, so we may help you stay the course and keep dental implants safe. Schedule the time you need in Santa Rosa, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.