A dental implant is a strong, reliable replacement tooth that can replace the function and appearance of your missing tooth for many years. However, that’s only the case if you do all you can to keep your implant in top-notch condition. To help you do so, Dr. Barry LeJeune and our dental team encourage you to do the following things:
–Keep up on oral hygiene: Oral hygiene is vital for the health of your dental implant, especially because it helps keep bacteria from attacking and harming your implant on a regular basis. So, make sure you brush your teeth every morning and every night, floss between your teeth at least once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. As you do these things, make sure you use products and tools that have been approved by the American Dental Association.
–Attend your maintenance appointments: Your maintenance appointments are vital if you want to maintain a strong and reliable dental implant. So, make sure you follow the maintenance schedule and come to our office when necessary.
–Visit your dentist: Unfortunately, your dental implant is still vulnerable to gum disease. So, it’s important to visit Dr. Barry LeJeune for a routine cleaning. The cleaning can remove the disease-causing plaque and tartar from the faces of your teeth and implant.
Doing these things can keep you on the right track toward the top-notch dental implant you deserve. For more information and details about how to care for a dental implant in Hampton, Virginia, please call LeJeune Family Dentistry at (757) 827-9114. The sooner you call us, the sooner you’ll have the information you need to succeed!