Good oral hygiene must take place before, during, and after placement of dental implants to ensure the health of the implant.
Patients are concerned about what kind of maintenance their implants will require.
Do they brush and floss their implants like regular teeth? Does food get underneath the fixed implant bridge or prosthesis? Patients look to their hygienists to address these concerns and help them with an individualized home-care routine.
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