South West Implant Centre

Implant Care.

Care for a long lasting smile. . .

With good oral hygiene, dental implants are a lasting solution. Daily brushing, flossing and regular check-ups are essential routines.

Brush outer.

Illustration of a mouth and teeth being cleaned with a toothbrush

To clean the outer surface of your teeth, place the manual toothbrush at a 45° angle where tooth and gum meet. Use gentle, small, circular motions for each tooth.

Brush top.

Illustration of brushing the top of the molar teeth

Use back and forth brushing motions to clean the biting surfaces.

Brush behind.

Illustration of brushing behind incisor teeth

Cleaning behind your lower front teeth is easier when you hold the brush upright and use gentle, small, circular motions where tooth and gum meet. Also gently brush your tongue to remove plaque.

Floss grip.

Illustration of gripping floss

Take 50 cm of floss and loosely wrap most of it around each middle finger with the bulk of the floss around one finger. Leave about 5cm of floss in between.

Floss between.

Illustration of dental floss being used to clean between teeth.

With thumbs and index fingers holding the floss, move the floss between your teeth with a very gentle side to side sliding motion.

Floss around.

Illustration of dental floss being used to clean around teeth.

Curve the floss around each tooth in a “C” shape. Then gently move the floss up and down the sides of each tooth, including under the gumline. Unwind a new piece of floss for the next tooth.

Super Floss.

Illustration of dental floss being used to clean under the abutments of dental implant repaired teeth

Oral-B Super Floss has a stiffened end that can be used to thread under the abutments to use the sponge section to clean your dental implants.

A Centre of Excellence in Dentistry


South West
Implant Centre,

37 Badminton Road,
Bristol BS16 6BP


07731 579 726



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