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Dr. Kianoosh Behshid, Bellevue, WA dentist, stresses the importance of strict oral hygiene practices after receiving a dental implant.
BELLEVUE, WA, January 15, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- There are three common reasons you may have lost your tooth-physical trauma, tooth decay/infection or gum disease. In most cases, tooth loss is a direct result of bad oral hygiene. If you don't take care of your teeth, you may end up losing them. If you already experienced tooth loss, you know how stressful a predicament it can be. Did you get a dental implant in Bellevue to replace a tooth?
If you did, you need to know how important it is to renew your outlook on oral health and make a change for the better. You want your dental implant to last a long time, hopefully a lifetime. To do that, you need to take good care of your gums and teeth. Dr. Kianoosh Behshid, Bellevue dentist, can offer some insight into how important oral hygiene is for the wellbeing of your teeth and new implant.
"Preventative care is the first defense against tooth decay and gum disease. If a tooth or two has already lost the fight against tooth decay, you must understand the impact brushing and flossing has on your oral health. Once you get your smile restored, you want to keep it that way and not have to think about another dental procedure," says Dr. Behshid, Bellevue dentist.
Since an implant and synthetic cap are biocompatible, the body easily accepts them, and they don't cause any irritation. Plus, a dental implant isn't susceptible to plaque bacteria and tooth decay. Although this is all true, it doesn't give anyone the excuse to not brush and floss more diligently than before. Your natural teeth surrounding the implant are still subject to cavities. Thus, they can develop decay, gum inflammation and infection without any warning. Without proper care, you can also develop a problem known as peri-implantitis-a localized inflammation and infection near the implant sight, similar to periodontal disease. It can affect the surrounding teeth and cause bone loss, possibly implant failure. That is how important cleaning your teeth is for implant success and healthy teeth.
For this reason, you can't rush your cleaning routine. Take two minutes to brush your teeth and remove the film of plaque bacteria and excess food particles. Gently work your way around the dental implant, brushing around the gumline and between the teeth. An interdental brush and floss can reach the tricky angles and areas of the teeth and implant.
You shouldn't let bad oral health take grasp of your mouth's welfare. Take back control of your oral health by using proper cleaning techniques, eating right and regularly visiting the dentist.
To schedule an appointment with your Bellevue dentist, call (425) 558-0909 or visit her informative and user-friendly website at finedentalarts.com. On her website, you will find a full list of Dr. Behshid's state of the art equipment, provided services and resources regarding oral health topics, including dental implants, in Bellevue. New patients are always welcome!
Fine Dental Arts
Dr. Kianoosh Behshid
2661 Bel-Red Road, Suite 204
Bellevue, WA 98008
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