Cleaning Your Dental Bridge is Important
A dental bridge is a replacement tooth or teeth to fill the space where one or more natural teeth are missing. There are many reasons for missing teeth and turning to a bridge is one way to restore your appearance and to help you do every day things like chewing and talking.
Some people end up with a dental bridge because they took their natural teeth for granted. If they do that with the bridge, they could end up in more trouble. One of the basics of owning a dental bridge is cleaning it.
Cleaning the Bridge
The dental bridge attaches to other teeth in the mouth. Once it is put into place, it is permanently secured. While most of the cleaning of bridges occurs through regular brushing and flossing, there is also some special car required. If care is not taken to clean the dental bridge properly, it can lead to problems with the surrounding teeth and gums. Bacteria will grow, plaque and tartar will build up and cavities and gum disease will follow.
The basic cleaning of a dental bridge is similar to other natural teeth. Brush twice a day and floss every day. While you should take care to brush the front, side and back of your natural teeth, you need to take extra care of the gap under the bridge. This is a place where food and debris get trapped. If you do not clean this area, that can lead to the growth of bacteria under the bridge.
There are special flossers that can help clean this area of the bridge. This can help remove the bacteria under the bridge. It is also a good idea to include more visits to the dentist for a professional cleaning to prevent any problems.
A dental bridge is one way to restore a smile ruined by lost teeth. If you want to keep that great smile, make sure you clean your dental bridge well every day and check with our dental professionals for more help.
Take a moment and contact our offices today to schedule an appointment to have your teeth checked.