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How to Best Keep Your Dental Bridge Clean

Posted on 2/28/2017 by Downtown Dental Care Office
A diagram of how a dental bridge works.
Getting a dental bridge for many is like a miracle. They get the functionality of their mouth back and they get to look like nothing ever happened to their teeth.

However, the only way that a dental bridge is able to stay effective is with proper maintenance. You want to make sure you take proper care of your bridge to get the most out of it. Here is what you need to do to care for your bridge.

Keeping Your Dental Bridge Clean

Make sure to brush the teeth that hold your bridge in place really well when you remove it for cleaning. Not all bridges come out, as some are cemented in place.

Since your bridge is not removable, make sure that you clean around those false teeth extremely well. You can still get gum disease and tooth decay with a bridge, so make sure you clean each side, floss, and get the gum-line clean.

You will still need regular dental appointments to make sure that all of the teeth around your bridge remain healthy. This includes your surrounding teeth, and the opposing teeth for your bite.

Your dentist will need to clean your teeth, extra well each time you are there to protect your teeth that support the crowns. It is difficult to tell if those teeth have any kind of decay in them. That makes continuous checks of your bridge a necessity for its health.

Contact our office if you haven't had your bridge professionally cleaned recently. The cleaner your bridge is able to stay, the healthier your entire mouth is going to remain.

Find out if you need to do anything extra to help maintain your mouth while you are there, and make sure that you follow their directions on maintenance once you go home.

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