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All-On-4 Dental Implant Persuasive Speech

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Goal: Educate dental patients on how to take care of their All-on-4 dental implants

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Title: All-on-4: How to Take Care of Your New Teeth

Annie might have been on to something when she sang about teeth, tell us that we’re never fully dressed without a smile. For individuals with dentures, or missing or damaged teeth, though, that smile sometimes feels harder to put on. People who have taken the step to repair their teeth using the All-on-4 dental implant system, however, have found that they are optimistic about their future and able to face life, able to grin and bear it.

Once you’ve gotten your one-day, All-on-4 dental implants, you might wonder how to care for your teeth.

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The implant can be left in for cleaning; not only will this make it easier for you, but it will protect the threads on the titanium rods and implanted teeth.

Use a low-abrasive toothpaste or gel, so that if there are any pieces of the titanium that are exposed, they won’t be damaged. Highly abrasive cleaners may scratch the surface or exposed threads,which will keep the permanent teeth from fitting properly.

Toothpaste shouldn’t include baking soda, sodium or stannous fluoride, or stain removers. This includes toothpaste made for smokers. High fluoride concentrations can not only remove the oxide layer on the implants, removing the anti-corrosive surface. Some fluorides, like stannous fluoride, can be rough on the implants, and might scratch the surface.

As with natural teeth, patients with implants should use soft-headed toothbrushes; manual, electric, or sonic brushes are all acceptable options.

Flossing should be done with unwaxed or implant floss to get the maximum cleaning while minimizing tissue damage. You might also consider an antimicrobial rinse. Some people have found that water-spraying brushes, water flossers, or oral irrigators have helped to facilitate a thorough
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