Once your skin has completely healed, it is important to continue your skincare routine to avoid any build-up of debris around the abutment. Both the abutment and the surrounding skin must be thoroughly cleaned as part of your daily hygiene routine.
The process is just as easy as brushing your teeth. Wash the abutment area with warm water every day. You can do this while taking a bath or shower. After you have cleaned the area, use a cotton swab or a soft cleaning brush to clean gently around and inside the abutment. A mirror might be helpful when cleaning this site.
If you cannot remove the debris, place a piece of gauze soaked in warm water around the abutment for 5–10 minutes. Then clean the abutment with a cotton swab or the soft cleaning brush, followed by a non-alcoholic wet wipe. Never scratch the skin around the abutment with anything sharp.