What Are Some Care Tips To Keep In Mind When Considering Dental Implants?

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Do you have missing teeth? If so, you may wear dentures. Perhaps you have a dental bridge. You may have considered getting dental implants. Some people were told in the past that they were not good candidates for dental implants. This may have been to bone loss or other issues. Individuals who have bone loss may be able to get dental implants under today's technology. The advancements in the procedure have made it possible for them. There is the option to regenerate bone tissue. There is also the option to get dental implants that do not require the enhancement of bone tissue. The following points will help you to understand how you can avoid dental implant loss.


Many dentists will advise patients who smoke to discontinue smoking if they plan to get dental implants. This is because smoking can cause a number of dental issues. It can also result in dental implant failure. Smoking is a contributing factor to many cases of gum disease and tooth loss. Some people stop smoking temporarily when they get dental implants. It is important to note that returning to the habit could result in problems with the dental implants in the future. Your dental implants will likely not get stained from smoking. However, your surrounding natural teeth may. This means that the discolorations could make it more obvious that you have dental implants. Most doctors can assist their patients with smoking cessation options.

Hard Foods

You will want to exercise caution when eating hard foods such as ice, hard candy, or cracklins. These foods could damage dental implants over time. They can also cause issues with natural teeth. Examples of issues that they can cause with natural teeth are cracked teeth or erosion. Both of these can be repaired with restorative dentistry. However, they can also be avoided by choosing not to eat hard foods.

Dental Care

You will need to exercise the same dental hygiene when you get implants. For example, brushing and flossing will still be necessary. Dental implants are semi-permanent. This means that you can care for them the same as your natural teeth. You may also want to consider using a mouthwash to aid in defeating bacterial growth.

A dentist is a good resource to use to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. They can also help you to understand any potential risks. For example, individuals with diabetes or certain blood disorders may have certain precautions to keep in mind when considering dental implants. 


4 March 2018

Fluoride: Why I Drink Tap Water

When the bottled water craze began, I jumped on the bandwagon with everyone else who was drinking water from bottles instead of from the tap. I wasn't sure why bottled water was healthier, but I liked the taste. When I went for my next dental check-up, I had my first cavity in a while, so I had it filled and didn't think much of it. Well, I had two more during my next check-up after that, and I began trying to think of why my teeth were suddenly going bad. The only change in my habits was the switch to bottled water, so I made the switch back to tap water and my teeth began to improve. I created this blog to encourage others who have begun getting cavities suddenly to look into their changes in habits. They may find they made a change similar to mine.