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.
We know that no matter the reason you’re missing teeth and regardless of your age, it’s easy to feel very shaken by tooth loss. The good news is that there’s a way to move forward and move on (such as by considering dental implants), so you’re feeling wonderful again. Take a moment to consider helpful approaches (and not so helpful approaches), so you can get your smile and your confidence in your oral health back with ease!
Are you a patient who wears dental implants? If you’ve been experiencing some amount of discomfort and you keep thinking that your teeth just don’t feel the way they used to, then it might be time to come in and talk with us about your restorations. If you’ve been wearing the same ones for many years (or if you recently had work completed at a different practice) then we welcome you to set up a visit! It could work wonders for the balance of your smile.
When you’re making your entrance into the universe that encompasses dental implants for tooth replacement, you find that there’s a lot to be learned. When you gather up a general understanding of the basic details right away, you set the stage for a very easy process of comprehending the particulars that may come your way. When we talk about your options, how many teeth you would like to replace, how you would like to replace them with implants, and more, you’ll already be all caught up on the lingo and info! Now, let’s see how your education is going with a quiz.
Did you celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month with us last year? If so, good for you! If you’re new to this, then you will be pleased to learn that this duration of recognition for keeping smiles healthy through home care happens during this upcoming 10th month of the year: October. For 2017, we’d like to guide you through a quick review of details you need to keep in mind, so your dental implants remain safe and your entire smile remains healthy.
Are you someone who has received dental implants and you’re extremely satisfied with your experience? If so, do you have a friend or loved one in need of tooth replacements and you feel very passionate about telling them to consider implants … but you’re not sure how to do this in a polite and helpful manner? As you know, the decision to replace teeth (and how to do so) is very personal. While you cannot necessarily expect to convince someone to choose your particular pathway toward replacement, we can certainly assist you!
There are some things that lead to pain that will not surprise you. If you drink something that’s extremely hot, oral pain is sure to follow. Bite into something that’s sharp and accidentally cut your gum tissue: Pain will likely come next. However, there are some details associated with your oral health and discomfort that point to a problem. Are you certain about whether a new symptom is nothing to worry about or a reason to contact us? Learn more (and remember that it’s always wise to schedule a visit when in doubt).
Are you someone who is brand new to considering dental implants? If so, you might have only the tiniest morsel of information, to which you’re clinging. Of course, even a little information is enough to gain the interest of someone who is looking for the best way to replace missing teeth. However, how to transition from knowing a bit about implants to feeling like you’ve gained sufficient knowledge with which to make further choices? Ah, it’s as simple as visiting us! Schedule a consultation and we will take care of the rest.
As always, one of your priorities is ensuring you’re keeping your dental implants safe and sound. You avoid very hard foods, you make sure you’re not asking too much of your smile, you brush twice daily, and you floss. You keep up with your preventive care visits. So, you wonder, what are you missing? Have you checked off all of the boxes? While you are likely on track completing successful dental care that promotes a healthy grin, we encourage you to keep one little thing in mind: Your bedtime habits can make or break your efforts! Check in on your nighttime routine just in case.
You might find yourself spending time daydreaming about the day you have dental implants, the process is all done, and you have a smile that’s intact, complete, and healthy again. However, when you rewind to present time and you’re thinking about placement and what happens just after it, you might not feel so certain about the details. Fortunately, recovery is not a serious issue at all! To ensure you feel informed, we encourage you to consider a few particulars.