If you recently had a dental bridge placed on your teeth to fill a missing tooth gap, you may be wondering how you can care for your dental bridge to ensure it lasts for years to come. Well, you’re in luck; our team is going to give you some helpful tips on how you can do just that.
The success of your bridge depends on the solid foundation of the surrounding teeth. Keeping those teeth healthy can give you the assurance that your dental bridge will last for years to come.
Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily can help prevent tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to tooth loss. If you are unsure on how to properly brush or floss your teeth, don’t hesitate to speak with your dentist. They will be able to show you how to properly brush and floss your teeth.
Going to the dentist every six months for professional dental cleanings and exams can help diagnose problems at an early stage, when treatment has a better prognosis.
Did you know that eating a healthy, balanced diet can also help keep your dental bridge in tip-top shape? It’s important to avoid foods like ice or hard foods that could possibly damage your bridge.
If you have any further questions or are concerned about your dental bridge, please contact our office at 860-673-7155 today!