Taking care of your teeth on a daily basis should be part of everyone’s routine. Doing so keeps the mouth healthy and preserves natural, strong teeth. Daily maintenance includes brushing, flossing, and mouthwash. Also, it is important to keep regularly scheduled annual dental visits for professional cleanings and examinations.
When some of your teeth are not your own, meaning, you have some natural teeth sprinkled with one or more dental prosthetics the same basic principles still stand. Even if you do not have any of your natural teeth, this does not mean that the task of taking care of your oral health on a regular daily basis is eliminated. It is not. Whether your teeth are prosthetics, natural, or a combination of both you still must clean your teeth every single day.
For residents of the greater San Diego area, scheduling a professional dental cleaning or examination is easy. Dr. Mcbride is a San Diego dentist who has a comfortable office with a caring staff who can put you on the schedule and help you keep your oral health intact.
Dental implants are a popular choice for people who have one to multiple missing teeth to get a long-term solution to their problem. Like natural teeth, dental implants look the part, function the same way, and require similar cleanings. This includes flossing.
Even though you have dental implants and they are designed to be rugged, strong, and withstand normal wear and tear, they still must be cared for to stay healthy and remain long-lasting. While you may use traditional string floss for your natural teeth, oral irrigators may be a better alternative for deep cleaning around your dental implants.
An oral irrigator is a device that uses the power of water to flush away grime and particles that remain on and around your teeth and implants. When you apply your oral irrigator to your mouth you will be gently scouring the eggs and depths of the teeth with a varied power water flow directed in these locations to dislodge leftovers that have not been washed away with saliva. These devices have different levels of power and strength that you can adjust as you spray your teeth.
Oral irrigators work very well in conjunction with brushing to clean bridges, dental implants, dentures, and other dental prosthetics. These devices can be a safer alternative to dental floss for cleaning around dental implants and preserving them. By flushing out bacteria and debris leftover in the mouth, the chances of developing oral caries, gum inflammation, and other oral health conditions are reduced. Anything you can do to reduce tartar build-up and plaque formation is good for your smile, even when your smile consists of dental prosthetics like dental implants.
Do you have questions about dental implants? If so, Dr. McBride is a San Diego dental implant specialist that can answer your questions and provide you with more information and resources about the dental implant procedure. The San Diego cosmetic dentist, Dr. McBride can also evaluate your mouth to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants. To schedule a free consultation with Dr. McBride, please call (760) 471-100