Caring for teeth restored with dental implants is just like caring for your natural teeth: brush, floss and maintain regular dental cleanings and checkups, as scheduled by you and your dentist. Additional cleaning aids also may be recommended to help keep your teeth healthy at home.
bluem® fluoride free toothpaste is ideal for anyone with dental implants as research has shown that fluoride and abrasive components are not suitable for the daily maintenance of implants. The unique active oxygen releasing formula of bluem® products, and other key ingredients help with recovery (post-surgery) and long-term daily maintenance of implants and healthy teeth. For the best results, use bluem® fluoride free toothpaste and bluem® mouthwash together as part of your twice daily routine.
For as long as we can remember dentistry has tried to replace lost teeth in as natural way as possible. Recovery of appearance and functionality like chewing, speaking and laughing are assumptions. Nature has developed a perfect chewing-system that can never be replaced fully by artificial means. But placing an implant in the jaw is closest to nature. Implants are usually made of biocompatible titanium.
Risks of dental implants and peri-implantitis
Just like teeth, dental implants need the same care and attention when it comes to oral hygiene, arguably more so. The gum tissue around dental implants, unlike around teeth, is not biologically attached and therefore is more prone to harmful bacteria. Inflammation (peri-implantitis, oral mucositis) has been shown to develop in up to 40% of patients with dental implants over time. Good oral hygiene before, during and after surgery is very important to reduce the risk of developing problems and to prolong the life of the implants.
Advice from Dr. Peter Blijdorp ‘take care of your implants’
After surgery Dr. Blijdorp recommends rinsing with bluem® mouthwash and the application of bluem® oral gel around the implant. About 48 hours after the surgery, you will be able to brush with our toothpaste using a soft toothbrush.
As is the case with natural teeth, you and your dentist must work as a team to ensure the longevity of your dental implant. While replacement teeth can’t get cavities, they are subject to the same wear-and-tear as natural teeth. Well-placed and well-cared for dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime with the help of bluem® implant care.
Advantages of bluem® before surgery: