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Dental implants in Grass Valley, California, are strong, reliable, and successful dental restorations that can give you the full, beautiful, and natural-looking smile you’ve always wanted. In fact, the dental implant can last a lifetime if you take good care of it. So, today our Paul L. Evans, DDS team wants to give you the tips you need to keep your implant in tip-top shape. We recommend doing the following things:

-Brush: Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Make sure you thoroughly scrub each tooth, especially your dental implant. Brushing will help wash the harmful particles away from your smile.

-Floss: Floss your smile once a day with a flossing tool of your choice. Flossing is extremely important because it removes the plaque and harmful substances that reside between your teeth. So, make sure you floss between each tooth, but be gentle around the gums as you do so.

-Rinse: Rinse your mouth daily with antibacterial mouthwash. Rinsing will help you complete the cleaning job, demolish harmful particles in your smile, and give you a fresh breath.

-Visit your dentist: Visit your dentist regularly for your routine cleaning and checkup. It’s vital that you do so every six months so you can fight tooth decay and gum disease. These appointments are also important because they give your dentist the chance to check on your dental implant to make sure everything is in tip-top condition.

For more information and details about caring for a dental implant, please call our office at 530.273.4442 and talk to a member of our team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Paul L. Evans, if you have any questions or concerns about your new and improved restoration. We are here to help you in any way we can!