May 09, 2013

Implant Maintenance With A Water Flosser

Dental implant (single or multiple) restorations present a hygiene challenge due to their infinite locations and shapes.  No single toothbrush, manual or powered, and no particular type of dental floss has been shown to be superior for cleaning purposes.  Given the substantial investment in dental implant restorations, this is a problem.

Water Pik, Inc. makes an oral irrigation device called a water flosser.  It is an easy to use device with ten pressure settings and five different tips.  It can clean both above and below the gumline, in between teeth, and under and around implants and different prosthetic designs.  It can remove plaque biofilm.  It has been show to be more effective than string floss.  It can be used in conjunction with antibacterial solutions, such as chlorhexidine, and salt water.

For more information, see:

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

1 comment:

  1. Proper monitoring and maintenance is essential to ensure the longevity of the dental implant and its associated restoration through a combination of appropriate professional care, evaluation, and effective patient oral hygiene.

    Dental Implant Specilist


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