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If you have dental implants, then you’re probably amazed by the way the restorations can replace your missing teeth all while providing natural-looking and natural-feeling results. This most likely leads to the desire to maintain top-notch implants that last a lifetime. Well, our dentist, Dr. James C. Ma, is happy to help you have the best dental implants possible by telling you how to care for them. Here are some tips:

– Brush: It’s very important to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Brushing can help you remove food particles, bacteria and plaque from your dental implants.

– Floss: It’s also vital to floss your teeth once a day. Flossing might even be more important than brushing! Flossing removes the harmful substances from between the teeth and helps you prevent cavities and gum disease. As you floss, use an easy-to-use product to reduce your chances of damaging your gums.

– Attend your checkups: It’s also very important to attend your checkups every six months. During your appointments, our dental team will deeply clean your implants, teeth, gums and smile and help you avoid major problems. We will also make sure your implants are in tip-top shape.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dental implants in Bakersfield, California, please reach out to James C. Ma and talk to a member of our dental team. When you dial 661-324-9709, we will be more than happy to help you!