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By David Cooley, DDS
September 17, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Implants  

Implant Dentistry Kalamazoo MIOf all of the tooth replacement options David Cooley, DDS offers his Kalamazoo patients, dental implants are one of the easiest to clean and maintain. That doesn't mean that you don't have to take care of them at all, however. Here are three steps to taking care of your dental implants in Kalamazoo that you need to do on a regular basis if you want your dental implants to last a lifetime.

Brush, Floss and Rinse

Just because your dental implants can't get cavities doesn't mean you don't have to take care of them. You still need to brush twice a day and floss and rinse once a day in order to keep your dental implants clean and healthy. Not only will this help keep them free of bacteria, but it will freshen your breath and help prevent other oral health conditions as well.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Secondly, you will also make sure you visit Dr. Cooley in Kalamazoo every six months in order to keep your dental implants clean and healthy. Not only will Dr. Cooley scrape off any food particles or bacteria that your teeth may have accumulated in between your visits, but he will also screen you for other dental conditions such as gum disease and oral cancer.

Inform Your Dental Hygienist

Lastly, make sure you let your dental hygienist know that you have dental implants when you visit Dr. Cooley in Kalamazoo for your routine check-ups. Dental implants are made out of a different material than your teeth are, and your hygienist will want to use special tools to keep from scraping and damaging them. You likely won't even notice the difference, but this one small detail can help keep your dental implants in excellent shape for years to come.

Dental implants from Dr. Cooley are designed to last a lifetime. Make sure yours do by following these three easy steps and by contacting your Kalamazoo dentist right away if you have any questions or concerns.