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Dental Implants Lake Oswego

3D rendering of a dental implant Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth. While it is true that to stay, there are certain things you can do to ensure they are in good condition as long as possible.

By taking care of your implant and surrounding teeth and gums, you can avoid complications in the future that may require another surgery or even extraction of the implant. It is also crucial to watch and feel your mouth every day to monitor how your dental implants are doing. At Robert H. Peterson DDS, our dentist will also help you with important tips on how to maintain your dental implants.

Brush Your Teeth Daily

When you visit our dentist for regular exams, make sure to ask about oral hygiene. We will give you a specific plan for brushing, flossing and mouthwash use. At home, it is important that you brush twice daily. Once in the morning and once before bed - as well as floss. It may also be a good idea to purchase a water flosser or electric toothbrush, which can help remove food particles from between teeth. These products can reduce plaque buildup and keep gums healthy. If you feel your dental implants are becoming loose due to brushing, contact our office for guidance.

Eat A Healthy Diet

You may think your teeth are able to take care of themselves, but that is not true. Your teeth are constantly at risk of being damaged by bacteria and decay, which is why it is important to incorporate healthy foods in your diet. Maintaining good oral health can help you avoid dental problems or the need for fillings. The best way to get healthy teeth is by eating a healthy diet, which also means drinking plenty of water and avoiding sugary drinks, snacking often on fresh fruits and vegetables, eating lean protein, choosing foods with whole grains for fiber content and low-fat dairy for calcium. It is also wise to talk to our dentist about the best foods to improve your oral health.

Visit the Dentist Regularly

A healthy mouth and teeth are important for good overall health. Frequent checkups will also alert you to potential problems that could become problematic later down the road. Maintaining a healthy mouth will improve overall oral health and prevent damage that could lead to complications with dental implants in future years. It is also worth noting that dentists can detect signs of oral cancer, so do not skip your regular visits.

Do Not Chew On Hard Objects

If you are conscious about your new teeth, ensure that you do not chew on hard objects in order to prevent breakage of your teeth. We will provide you with recommendations as to how to keep your dental implants well taken care of. Follow our dentist's recommendations carefully and be patient until they fully fuse into your jawbone. Once they do, make sure that you regularly visit us so we can inspect your implants for potential problems or signs of failure or rejection.

Dental Implants in Lake Oswego, OR

For more information on dental implants, their benefits, and how to maintain them, contact Robert H. Peterson DDS at 503-635-3438 today!
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Suite 103
Lake Oswego, OR


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