Christmas Morning: Avoid Dental Implant Damage

The usual potential concerns apply when it comes to protecting your dental implants on Christmas morning! However, since things are quite unique on December 25th, there are some additional details to remain mindful of (which we are happy to share with you), so you don’t need to worry over your smile.

Watch For Ribbons

You aren’t going to want to put your dental implants and restorations to the test this year by seeing if they can help you tear through string, ribbon, or anything else for that matter. Unfortunately, this could lead to some serious problems. You might break or dislodge a restoration. You may irritate your gum tissue. You could even accidentally end up with ribbon that slips around an implant. Do not by any means try this out!

Watch For Other Temptations

Did you previously use your smile to do just about everything you needed before your tooth loss and before receiving your dental implants? We advise you to avoid getting too excited about having your smile back this holiday as it applies to using your smile as a tool. You should never do this, of course, unless that “tool” is used to chew foods (that are soft enough to eat easily) or to articulately form your words (as in, speaking). When you push your smile too far, even for simple things like trying to open up a gift with paper that’s a bit resistant, you run the risk of seriously damaging your dental work. It is not worth it.

Enjoy The Holidays Without Implant Worries

Get any necessary appointments on the books and take our advice for a safe holiday season with implants. Schedule the time you need in Santa Rosa, CA by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.