Dental implants are primarily used as a means of allowing the patient to regain function in the teeth and mouth. That includes dental hygiene, too. However, caring for a dental implant requires a slightly different approach than caring for a natural tooth.
Do not miss check-ups.
Stop smoking! Smoking is causing harm to the entire body, and is detrimental for the implants too. Note that smoking shrinks the bone tissue which holds the implant, and causes it to become loose. On top of that, your gums will be weaker as well, and it’s not uncommon for smokers to have their implants fall out, despite the treatment, recovery and maintenance being successful. Also avoid drinking soda and other nutrients which are proven to be harmful for oral health.