Caring for Your Dental Bridge

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Now that you’ve replaced your missing teeth with a dental bridge, you probably notice the difference it makes for your mouth. You can chew better, speak better, and smile better. In order to maintain that beautiful smile and functionality for years to come, you’ll want to take good care of your dental bridge. Here are the details.

First of all, you don’t want bacteria to grow around your smile, so clean it regularly. That means brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once a day, and even using mouthwash. You’ll want to make sure that all your oral health products are approved by the American Dental Association.

Next, please attend your semiannual dental appointments. This is the only time of year that your dental bridge will get a deep cleaning and dental examination. Otherwise your mouth may be susceptible to gum disease.

Finally, be careful what you put in your mouth, especially right after the bridge is placed. Avoid sticky foods for a few days, and do not open packages with your teeth or chew ice, particularly where the dental bridge has been placed. While it’s certainly a durable appliance, you’ll want to treat it well.

Do you have any questions? Please call Cox and Manegold Dentistry at 513-777-5513 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if you are due for a dental checkup. We love your smile!