Have Implants? Think Through Our Flossing Tips.

You already know that you need to floss if you want to feel good about your dental hygiene and if you want it to provide you with the result of a healthy smile. You know, as well, that if you have dental implants, keeping your tissues healthy is so important! While you’ve got an idea on a general level that flossing is good, do you know much about the specifics or how to make sure you’re really keeping your implants safe? We do! Let us share some tips, so you’re very prepared.

Tip: Floss Every Day

If you want to keep your dental implants safe, then you need to floss every day. The same is true for a smile without implants. So, why is this still so important? When you floss, you keep your gums safe and sound (when you’re also brushing as suggested). You need healthy gingival tissue in order for implants to succeed.

Tip: Ask For Flossing Help

Having a little trouble with your flossing technique? Feeling like you are taking much longer to floss or worried you’re not being thorough enough as you floss around dental implants? Not to worry! All it takes is checking in with us during one visit, so we can show you the ropes!

Tip: Store Floss In Your Car, Bag, Etc.

Store dental floss wherever you can, so it’s always near you. That way, you can care for your smile and protect your dental implants every single day, no matter what. Whether you’re at work and need to remove food or end up away from your home bathroom (and dental hygiene gear) for a bit, you can maintain a healthy smile.

Get The Flossing Help You Need During Visits

Flossing seems easy but sometimes you just need a little extra help. Let us know during your visit, so we can guide you through the process and answer questions. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!