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Tips for Keeping a Dental Bridge Clean

Posted on 3/1/2024 by Weo Admin
illustration of a bridge hovering above a model of a jaw with missing teethDental bridges are an excellent solution for replacing missing teeth. Bridges have the edge over dentures in that you do not have to deal with the inconvenience of removing them to have them cleaned. Bridges also tend to be more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. However, you need to take proper care of your dental bridges for them to remain effective. Following these tips can help you do so.

Avoid Certain Foods

Certain foods can cause significant damage to your dental bridges. This is why it is always a good idea to avoid them altogether. It would help if you avoided chewy or sticky candies because they can damage the surface of your bridges. Caramels, sticky toffees, or taffy exert a pulling force on the crowns that support your bridge. This will significantly increase the chances of weakening the adhesive that keeps them glued to your natural teeth. You should also be careful when eating hard nuts like almonds. Check your meal or snack for stray nut fragments if necessary.

Regularly Brush Your Teeth

Having bridges does not mean that you should relent on your dental hygiene. Try brushing the bridges regularly to prevent the spread of bacteria. When doing so, you should use a toothbrush with soft bristles to avoid bridge damage. We recommend you move your toothbrush in a circular motion at an angle inclined toward the gum. This will maximize the effectiveness of brushing and get your bridges spotlessly clean.

Rely on the Skills of Our Professionals

Taking care of your dental bridges is not complicated. Regular brushing and flossing will go a long way in ensuring that the bridges are in good condition. If you notice any pain or discomfort in your bridges, please let us know immediately. This could mean you have a dental problem that needs to be fixed. It is crucial to report any ailments as early as possible because they can be easily treated when they are detected early. Visit our offices for more tips on how to care for your dental bridges adequately.

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