Dental implants simply need similar care to natural teeth. The first being a regular oral health routine that includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing. However, long-term gum and implant maintenance sometimes requires using additional tools to have optimal oral health.
Read more about the recommended tools to improve your oral health after all-on-4 dental implants:
- Toothbrush. The classic toothbrush remains the best tool for daily teeth cleaning for anyone with natural teeth or dental implants. Extra soft bristles are best to avoid damage to your new teeth.
- Oral irrigator. This tool is a must-have for every patient with an all-on-4 bridge. An Oral irrigator is sometimes known as a water pick or water flosser. Using jets of water this tool can clean around your All-On-4 dental implant to help prevent bleeding gums, inflammation, and gingivitis.
- Interdental brush. An interdental brush can reach areas of your implants that a regular brush may not be able to reach. Be sure to only use a nylon interdental brush to not scratch your implants.
- Floss. Sometimes your dentist may ask you to use floss on your new dental implants. However, using floss on an All-on-4 bridge may cause injury to the gums if used incorrectly. For certain types of implants, a floss threader may be used to reach difficult areas.
- Mouthwash. Another classic toll that is proven to kill bacteria, fight gum inflammation and promote overall oral health. Use mouthwash twice a day after brushing and flossing to keep your new implants healthy.
All-on-4 dental implants can be a life-changing solution to extensive tooth loss and a preferred solution to dentures. To learn more about full arch dental implants, and possibly getting new teeth in a day, please schedule a complimentary consultation today!