A bridge can help protect your teeth and oral health for years to come. This is only true if you take proper care of it though. Here are a few tips that can help you take care of your dental bridges.
Tips for Taking Care of Your Dental Bridge Properly
You'll want to make sure that you carefully and consistently clean around the area of your new bridge. The best way to do this is with dental floss or a water pick. This will help you to remove any food particles that may have become lodged in and around this area of your mouth.
You don't want to overlook this since these contaminants can quickly turn into bacteria in your mouth. When this happens, it could have a negative impact on your bridge.
Make sure you also brush your teeth every day, so you don't develop any cavities. These occur when you don't brush your teeth since plaque can build up there, eventually turning into tartar - the root cause of a cavity. Common signs of cavities include tooth sensitivity and pain when you bite into food.
Both cavities and bacteria can cause oral health challenges that could damage your bridge. Another common way of damaging a bridge is by eating hard or sticky foods (e.g. candy, nuts), especially when your bridge is initially healing.
Questions about cleaning and maintaining your bridge are something we can answer for you. Don't put these concerns off or it could turn into a severe, costly issue.
When you're ready to get a bridge put in, give our office a call. We'll help you through every step in the process - including taking good care of your new bridge so you won't have any problems with it in the future.
To learn more about this process, give our office a call today. We look forward to speaking with you about having a healthy smile.
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