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Just like your natural teeth, you need to take good care of your dental implant on a regular basis. Doing so can help your implant last for an entire lifetime. So, if you would like to know how to keep your implant in tip-top shape, our Eli Lawrence, DDS dental team encourages you to do the following things:

Keep up on oral hygiene: It’s very important to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. You can do these things with a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, your favorite dental floss, and antibacterial mouthwash. Oral hygiene can help you keep bacteria away from attacking and harming your implant daily.

Attend your maintenance appointments: If you want to have a top-notch dental implant and smile, then you need to attend your implant maintenance appointments. This is important because Dr. Eli J. Lawrence can perform any treatments necessary to ensure a strong and reliable replacement tooth.

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.

If you have questions about how to take care of an implant in Chicago, Illinois, or if you would like further information about the provided tips, please feel free to call our office at 312-236-9895 and talk to Dr. Eli J. Lawrence or a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the information you need to succeed!