The Oral Health Tracker national report card in Australia shows that many Australians are not caring for their teeth as they should. Tooth decay is the most widespread chronic disease, and only just over half of Australians are brushing their teeth twice per day, as recommended by dentists.
Even scarier is the knowledge that the average Australian adult is missing around five teeth. That’s why dental implants are growing in popularity, with thousands of people visiting their dentists to perform the procedure and get back that coveted set of pearly whites.
Dental implants are replacement teeth that replace one or more teeth in the front or back. They take the form and function of a natural tooth but are permanently fixed in place, unlike dentures.
While Dental Implant don’t decay as regular teeth do, they do require care and attention. Read on to learn how to maintain your dental implants and why they might be right for you.
The brushing process for dental implants is similar, or the same, to regular teeth. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush all your teeth, including the implant, twice daily. Dentists recommend brushing for about two minutes, morning and night. (more…)