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A dental implant can restore your smile and oral health for many years. However, that’s only the case if you do all you can to keep it in tip-top shape. So, please remember to take care of your new-and-improved tooth on a regular basis. You can do so by doing 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: Even though your dental implant is invulnerable to tooth decay, it’s still vulnerable to gum disease. So, make sure you receive a professional dental cleaning every six months so the plaque and tartar can be removed from your smile and implant.

For more information on how to take care of a dental implant in Decatur, Georgia, please remember that Dr. Brett Langston and our dental team are here to help you. All you need to do is dial (404) 321-4588 and we will be happy to give you the tips and information you need to successfully care for your dental implant. We look forward to helping you!