Your new dental bridge is finally giving you the strong, functional, and attractive smile you’ve always wanted. Now you can smile, talk, and laugh with confidence! If you would like to maintain this new smile, it’s important to do all you can to keep your dental bridge in tip-top shape. But that might be tricky if you’re not sure how to do so. So, Dr. Bethaney B. Brenner and our dental team have some tips and information that can help you.
First, clean the bridge regularly with a diligent oral hygiene routine. This is recommended so you can avoid having plaque and bacteria gathering and growing around the appliance. You can clean your bridge by brushing, flossing, and rinsing it while you do so with the rest of your smile. As you do these things, make sure the tools you use have been tested and approved by the American Dental Association (ADA).
Second, visit Dr. Bethaney B. Brenner regularly (for your six-month checkups). This is crucial because the treatment provided during your visit is the only treatment that can completely remove harmful particles, like plaque and tartar, from on and around the bridge. This can help you prevent gum disease. This appointment is also beneficial because it gives our team the chance to check on the bridge to make sure it’s in top-notch shape.
Third, try to avoid chewing with the dental bridge when you first have it placed. We recommend this because chewing sticky and hard foods with the new bridge can damage and even loosen the appliance. This is only because the bridge is still weak. After a few days, you can chew with the bridge as much as needed.
To learn more about how to keep a strong, reliable, and beautiful dental bridge in Burlington, Connecticut, please call our office at 860-673-7155 when you can. Our dental team is happy to talk with you and teach you all we know about dental bridges!