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By S. Clint Hudson DMD, MD, LLC
January 02, 2015
Category: Dental Implants
Tags: oral health  

After you get your new dental implants it's your responsibility to care for them at home in between appointments. Unlike dentures, you can’t just put them in a dental solution at night—implants require around the clock attention. With proper care your dental implants will last as long as the rest of your teeth. Here are a few tips for how to care for your Huntsville dental Dental Implantsimplants after they've been placed.

Flossing Is Important

Since your implants are anchored in your jawline, it's important that you take good care of your gums. Flossing is the best way to maintain your gum health because it allows you to remove food particles and bacteria from around the gum line. Make it a point to floss at least once per day (after each meal if possible) to ensure that your tooth implants last a long time.

Brush with Enamel Protectant

Although the artificial tooth that Huntsville dental implants Dr. S. Clint Hudson DMD places on your implant is usually made of very strong metal or porcelain material, you still need to protect it. When you brush your teeth (twice a day for at least two minutes of course) use a toothpaste that specifically names “enamel protection” as a benefit. This will also help maintain healthy enamel on your natural teeth and resist cavities.

Schedule Regular Cleanings

If you have neglected regular dental cleanings in the past, now is the time to start a new routine. Regular cleanings help ensure that plaque and tartar is removed completely. Tartar is hard and can’t be eliminated with brushing alone. Untreated tartar buildup eventually leads to tooth problems like periodontal disease and gingivitis, which causes teeth to loosen or fall out. Keep your implants secure by maintaining your twice-yearly dental appointments.

Learn More About Dental Implants From Dr. Hudson

Are you interested in dental implants, or is it about time for a cleaning? You can always expect “extraordinary care” from Huntsville dental implants dentist Dr. S. Clint Hudson. Call his office for a consultation today at (256) 533-1282 or visit for more information.