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Flossing, avoiding certain foods and getting routine check ups are just some of the things people can do to look after their dental implants.
This is according to Dr Tim Miller from Caring Dentistry of San Rafael who explained it is up to the individual to care for them once they have been put in.
He said: "The general maintenance of dental implants is fairly simple – just treat them like your original teeth."
Because it may not be possible to brush properly after the cosmetic dentistry procedure, Dr Miller recommended patients use a mouth wash to clean enamel, tongue and gums.
Once healed, it is important to use toothpaste, floss as normal and brush twice a day.
People should also avoid hard, sticky foods and stay clear of grinding their gnashers, as this can damage them to the point where they need replacing.
Finally, Dr Miller advised patients to go for regular checkups with their oral health professional.
Another reason to make sure teeth are brushed properly every day was recently highlighted on the San Diego News Network.
It said the habit was a good way to burn calories.
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