It is that time of year again. Halloween candy is overflowing grocery store shelves and is headed straight for you and your kids’ teeth. Dr. Assing is all too familiar with the consequences that can arise from over-consumption of Halloween candy.
For those of you with or considering dental implants, you may be concerned about whether candy is safe for you to eat. After all, dental implants continuously protect your oral health; can someone who has had that procedure still enjoy candy?
It is important to note that while excessive consumption of sugary foods can be detrimental to your oral health, dental implants are just as capable of withstanding the forthcoming onslaught of sugar as the rest of your teeth. That said, it is important to maintain a daily oral hygiene routine.
Dental implants are durable enough to handle the week of candy-eating after Halloween. They are typically made of titanium, which serves as a strong replacement for normal teeth and is accepted by the body. The natural jaw bone actually fuses with the implant, making it just as well anchored and attached as a regular tooth. A dental implant is the strongest device available to support replacement teeth.
Just like normal teeth, the dental implant needs a daily oral hygiene routine to remain healthy. Sugary foods like Halloween candy cause the bacteria in the mouth to produce acids, which cause plaque. The best way to remove plaque from your teeth is by brushing them twice a day, just like your dentist recommends.
If you have any questions or concerns about implants, contact Dr. Assing in Brandon, FL today for a consultation.