If you’ve had any teeth replaced, either in the form of dentures, crowns, implants, or dental bridges, then you’ve successfully restored your smile to what it used to look like.
However, if you neglect to take care of these new teeth then you’ll end up back where you were before – in need of more replacement teeth!
So to avoid that problem, our team here at First Dental in Dodge City, Kansas, put this piece together to give you some tips on caring for your fake teeth.
Continue good oral health
When you get your new teeth, you can’t just slip back into old oral health habits. Chances are you had to step up your game in the first place to receive the new teeth.
Continuous work with an oral health regimen that focuses on cleaning teeth twice daily and removing plaque will ensure your new teeth stay healthy, but more importantly that your gums and jaw bone remain healthy enough to support the new teeth.
Focus on Flossing
One thing that few people do – only four in ten Americans regularly floss – is use floss to help remove plaque and other debris from between teeth and around the gum line. If you fail to do this, you’ll end up with gum infections that put the integrity of your new teeth at risk.
If you’ve had new teeth implanted at some point in the past few months and haven’t kept up on your oral health, Dr. Ryan P. Lehmkuhler encourages you to do so. If you need help or more tips on how to do that, call us today at 620-225-5154.