dental implantsTeeth problems can strike at any time and to anyone. Even if you take great care of your teeth, regularly see dentists, and only eat healthy foods, you could still end up losing your teeth over time. Sadly, more than 30 million American adults are missing all of their teeth in either one or both jaws.

Dental implants are a great solution to major teeth loss, however, and can help you get that beautiful smile back that you've been missing. Dealing with dentures for the first time can feel a little strange, though, but as long as you're taking good care of yourself and continuing to regularly visit professional dentists, you should be fine.

Here are a few things you can do to get used to having dental implants.

  1. Continue to give your mouth a workout so your jaw won't lock
    It's important to regularly exercise your cheek muscles so you can strengthen your mouth and new implants. Because the muscles in your mouth are essential in the food chewing process, it's important that you properly work them out so you'll be able to eat with your new teeth. The best way to stretch your cheek muscles is to hold a real big smile for 10 to 15 seconds. (If you have serious cheek pain every time you do this, contact your dentist immediately).
  2. Early on, rinse your mouth with warm salt water
    Your mouth knows when something foreign like a new implant is inside it, so you have to be careful during the adjustment period after a new implant. It's important to protect your mouth in the days, weeks, and years that follow your new implants. In the few days that follow, be sure to regularly wash your mouth out with warm salt water to help alleviate any sore spots in your mouth. Be sure to rinse very gently, however, as you don't want to cause any damage.
  3. Don't be afraid to call your dentist
    Don't worry about bothering your dentist because it's their job to help you and they'll be more than happy to offer their assistance. If you are experiencing any major pain or strange issues with your teeth, simply contact your dentist and let them know. They will either tell you not to worry or schedule an appointment with you.

Living with dental implants doesn't have to be difficult. Make sure you take care of your teeth and yourself afterward and stay in contact with your dentist. If you want to learn more or are in need of a tooth extraction, contact Trusted Dentistry today.

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