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Did you know a dental implant can last a lifetime? Well, it’s true, but only if you take good care of it. This is why it’s important to do all you can to keep your new-and-improved tooth in tip-top shape. To help you do so, our Chad Latino DDS PA dental team has some helpful tips for you. We encourage you to do the following things:

Keep up on oral hygiene: Oral hygiene can help keep your implant in top-notch condition. It can also help kill bacteria that can attack and harm your implant. So, be sure to brush your teeth every morning and every night, floss your smile right before bed, and rinse your mouth daily. As you do these things, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, your favorite dental floss, and antibacterial mouthwash. No matter which tool and product you use, make sure it has been approved by the American Dental Association.

Attend your maintenance appointments: It’s important to make sure your implant is in top-notch condition regularly. So, please make sure to attend your maintenance appointments. This can help you maintain a strong, reliable, and attractive implant for many years.

Visit your dentist: Your implant isn’t vulnerable to tooth decay, but it is vulnerable to gum disease. This is why it’s important to visit your dentist every six months. These dental cleanings can remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth and implant and reduce your chances of falling victim to gum disease.

Doing these things can help you have a strong, reliable and beautiful dental implant for a lifetime. That way you can have the complete and functional smile you deserve. If you have any questions about dental implants in Waco, Texas, or how to care for them, please feel free to call our office at 254-230-0737. Dr. Chad Latino and our dental team will be more than happy to help you in any way we can!