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Teeth care plays a crucial when living with dental implants. Implants are metal fixtures and hence do not decay. But they are not spared from gum disease. The plaque has to be removed regularly to prevent gum inflammation and subsequent bone loss which is detrimental to the health of the implants. The defense mechanism of implanted teeth to gum disease is inferior to natural teeth. In natural teeth, the periodontal ligament fibers run perpendicular and attach to the bone and the tooth root and resist bacterial invasion. Around implants, the fibers run parallel and are not attached to the implant. Hence gum disease around implants spreads rapidly. But with good professional and home care, gum disease can be prevented promoting the implant health. Our Periodontal Health Professionals. LLC advise patients on the importance of teeth care and ways to maintain oral hygiene when living with dental implants. At our dental office in Austin, TX we ensure that you will receive quality teeth care to help you establish good oral health with Dental Implants treatment.

Teeth Problems and Solutions in Austin

Failure to maintain good oral hygiene will initiate gum disease around . The initial disease process is similar to gingivitis seen around teeth. There will be bleeding gum care with changes in color and texture of the gums. This stage is reversible and can be easily managed with professional plaque removal and chlorhexidine rinses. This stage is referred to as peri-implant mucositis. When left untreated it will progress rapidly to involve the underlying bone. X-rays show bone loss which may or may not be accompanied with pus discharge. This is referred to as peri-implantitis. Patients usually do not report any discomfort until the disease has progressed to involve more than half of the implant length. To avoid these gum disease it is important that patients brush and floss regularly. Recall visits once every 6 months is important to ensure that you are performing good home care and to detect any problems.

Taking Care of Your Teeth

There are special home care products available for cleaning implant restorations. Interdental brushes, soft bristled toothbrushes, end tufted toothbrushes and special types of flosses can help patients maintain good oral hygiene. Products like Waterpik®, Rotadent® and Proxabrush® can be used to effectively remove plaque from the undersurface of fixed implant restorations. Your dentist will recommend the use of chlorhexidine mouth rinses for a short period of time when he detects gum inflammation.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

2. Is flossing really required?

Brushing your teeth does not entirely remove plaque that is formed however it removes the plaque that is formed over the surface of teeth. Flossing removes the debris that is between the teeth where your tooth brush can't reach. Bottom line: Brushing your teeth and flossing are equally important to attain complete cleaning of teeth.

3.What if my gums bleed while flossing?

Your gums will bleed a little when you first start flossing. But before you start flossing ask your dentist the right way and steps to floss, as flossing incorrectly may damage the gums leading to bleeding. Flossing should be performed gently and going harsh with flossing will have a serious effect on your gums and teeth.

4. What are the benefits of Teeth Care?

There are a number of significant benefits of teeth care, some of them are:

  • It will improve your oral health
  • Following dental hygiene will prevent from bad breath and dental decay
  • Prevents from gum disease
  • Reduces the chances of heart disease
  • Reduces oral cancer cells
  • Improves appearance of smile
  • Natural bright teeth
  • Boost self-confidence and esteem
  • Prevents from tooth loss either by cavity or gum disease

Caring your teeth is very important in today life if you keep neglecting to take care of teeth it leads to various oral health issues.

5.How to protect your teeth from cavities?

Cavities play a major role in tooth loss and one of leading oral health problem next to gum disease. So, protecting your teeth from cavities is very important for better oral health

  • Follow regular oral hygiene such as brushing, flossing and cleaning your tongue
  • Use fluoridated toothpaste
  • Cover your cavity prone area with dental sealant
  • Drink 3 liters of water every day to prevent from dry mouth
  • Eat calcium and rich vitamin foods which increase tooth strength
  • Have a professional dental cleaning every 6 months
  • Take advice from the dentist to avoid future dental problems

For more queries on cavity protection, Call Dr. Steve Flores 512-443-5704 at Austin, TX and make an appointment.

6.How to reduce bad breath?

Bad breath is mainly due to improper brushing, flossing. Because the food particles stuck between the teeth increases the bacteria around the teeth, these bacteria will release harmful gases which will lead to bad breath.

Follow these steps to reduce bad breath

  • Brush regularly twice a day by spending at least 2 minutes.
  • Use a floss thread to clean the plaque between your teeth
  • Clean your tongue with tongue scraper because it donates around 50% of bad breath
  • Use Mouthwash to kill bacteria and increase freshness of your mouth as prescribed by the dentist

7. What is the best way to take care of sensitivity teeth?

Sensitivity also plays a major role in tooth loss over a period of time. Sensitivity is mainly due to erode of enamel by hot and cold drinks. So, you need to take care of sensitivity teeth by following simple steps

  • Avoid hot and cold drinks for over a period of time
  • Use sensitivity toothpaste while brushing
  • Eat calcium rich foods
  • Avoid sugary and acidic foods
  • Rinse your mouth with salt water every day because it maintains PH balance.
  • Take advice from the dentist to prevent from sensitivity

To Know More information about sensitivity teeth care, visit our dental office in Austin, TX or make an appointment directly from our contact us page.

8. What is professional dental cleaning?

A professional dental cleaning is a procedure to remove plaque and tartar by the dentist at the dental office. After careful brushing and flossing, there are small areas of your teeth which are not cleaned properly. So, regular dental cleaning will remove all kinds of particles on every corner of your teeth. Neglecting it will lead to future dental related diseases.

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