With proper care, your dental implants will last a lifetime. Cleaning your dental implants requires the same care as cleaning your natural teeth. Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Use gentle, circular strokes to avoid abrading the gums. Floss once a day, making sure to clean the area between your crown and the adjacent teeth, as well as the top of the crown along the gum line. Neglecting to floss and brush every day can lead to gum disease, which may threaten the longevity of your implant. You should also continue to see your dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings. He will examine your implant during each appointment to ensure it is in good condition.