Thursday, August 14, 2014
Gentle Dentist Urges Routine Oral Care Practices for Dental Implants
Getting dental implants in Houston, TX doesn’t mean doing away with oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing. While your implants and artificial crowns are not prone to decay and infections, your gums are. A healthy mouth helps prevent bacteria from proliferating and attacking your gums, thus reducing the risk of implant failure. There is also another reason for you to keep brushing your teeth even after you’ve had your implants. It is called peri-implantitis, a condition that could afflict persons with dental implants. It is marked by an inflammation around the implant, and the slow deterioration of the jawbone supporting the implant.