Dr. Kami Hoss, DDS, MS, has extensive experience and knowledge in the field of dentistry. And he loves to share what he knows to ensure that people stay healthy.
This Dr. Hoss blog will discuss ways people can take care of their dental implants. At its most basic level, dental implant care relies on proper oral hygiene, which of course is made possible through good habits in oral care.
Brush teeth regularly
Dr. Hoss is surprised at the number of people who take the simple act of brushing their teeth regularly for granted. He recommends that people with implants brush their teeth at least twice a day to remove the bacterial plaque.
Choose the toothbrush well
For toothbrushes, Dr. Hoss recommends one with low-abrasive dentifrice to not damage the implant. Nylon-coated interdental or proxa-brushes are acceptable brushes as well.
Use unwaxed floss
To floss regularly is also a given for people with dental implants. However, they should use unwaxed floss to not irritate the surrounding areas of the implant.
See the dentist
Dr. Kami Hoss recommends visiting a dentist twice a year. However, for those with dental implants, dental appointments should be more frequent – especially during the first few months and especially if patients feel something wrong with the implants and the surrounding areas.
Dr. Kami Hoss, MS, DDS, is a sought-after author, consultant, inventor, and speaker in the fields of dentistry and business. He is the co-founder and CEO of The Super Dentists. More on Dr. Hoss and his work here.