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Could your lifestyle habits ruin your dental implants?

05/11/2019

There’s no doubt about it, investing in dental implants to restore your smile can leave you feeling fabulous. At Dentaprime F3T Dental Clinic in Stratford, London, our patients are always completely bowled over when they see their new teeth for the first time, and it’s an honour for us to give people the power to smile again with complete confidence.

That’s why we place a lot of emphasis on ensuring the oral health of every one of our patients is up to scratch before we carry out their dental implant treatment. Instilling excellent habits from the outset will hopefully create the perfect environment for stable dental implants that should last a lifetime.  

What can affect your dental implants?

Not keeping your new implants clean can lead to poor oral health and problems like gum disease. In a similar way to tooth loss, this can affect the bone that holds your dental implants in place, leading to implant failure and eventually loss.  Ask your Dentaprime dentist for advice on how to go about cleaning your teeth in the most effective manner. There are lots of schemes that you can use to help put you on the right path.

Other factors that can inhibit good implant stability are lifestyle habits. Smoking and the use of tobacco products is one of the leading causes of poor oral hygiene and tooth loss, and the same goes for dental implants. So, if you are thinking about investing in your smile, it may be the perfect time to kick this habit for good!  While many of us do enjoy the odd tipple now and then, heavy consumption of alcohol can be detrimental to our oral and overall health. Both smoking and drinking alcohol can affect the healing process of your dental implants, so please do take your Dentaprime practitioner’s advice regarding this!

Do you have a sweet tooth? We all know that sugar is bad for our teeth but the same goes for dental implants too. We’re not saying you should ditch it completely – we’re definitely of the opinion that a little bit of what you fancy does you good – but just be mindful about what you eat and maybe cut back if you do consume a little too much sweet stuff. Don’t forget about sugary drinks, too!

Working together for dental implant success

If you are considering dental implants for the treatment of loose or missing teeth, then achieving excellent oral health should be high on your agenda. At Dentaprime F3T Dental Clinic, we will always assess your oral health first and offer advice and guidance on what you can do to improve the situation if required. This is because we want to work with you to ensure the long-term success of your dental implants, and after investing in this treatment and seeing the results we know you’ll be just as committed to this as we are!

If you have any questions about dental implants or would like some advice on lifestyle factors and how they might affect your treatment, please call on 02038689195.

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