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If you recently had a dental implant placed to restore your smile to its full potential, you may be wondering what the best care methods are to ensure it lasts for years to come. Well, we have some good news for you! Our team is going to give you some helpful tips you can practice to ensure that happens.

After your surgery, you may notice some swelling or bruising in the area around your dental implant. This is perfectly normal and should subside after a few days. You can help reduce the amount of swelling you have by placing a wrapped ice pack to your cheek area for 10 minutes every 20 minutes.

The success of your dental implant depends on how well you keep your mouth clean. Keep your teeth, gum tissues and implant clean by brushing and flossing your teeth daily. Today there are specially designed toothbrushes that can help clean the nooks around the teeth, gums and metal posts.

After your surgery, it is important to visit your dentist on a regular basis. You can ensure the health and proper functioning of your implants by making regular dental checkups and cleanings every six months to a year.

Keep your dental implant in tip-top shape by avoiding damaging habits like chewing on ice, pens or hard candy, smoking or drinking coffee or tea. If you grind your teeth, speak with your dentist about a treatment.

If you have questions or concerns about your dental implants, don’t hesitate to call our office today at 941-256-2488!