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Your dental bridge might seem like a strong dental appliance that can never be damaged or harmed. However, even though your bridge is indeed reliable and tough, there is still a chance tooth decay or gum disease could harm the abutments that anchor the bridge into place. This is why it’s important to take good care of your dental bridge on a regular basis.

To help you keep your bridge in pristine condition, our Designing Smiles PSC dental team encourages you to do the following things:

Brush: Make sure you brush your bridge twice each day. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Make sure you get every nook and cranny of your bridge and do your best to brush your smile for at least two minutes each time.

Floss: Don’t be afraid to floss your bridge at least once a day. Flossing will help you maintain strong and healthy gums, which will help your bridge last as long as possible. As you floss, use an easy-to-use product, like waxed dental floss. Make sure to floss every crevice of your smile.

Rinse: Rinse your mouth once a day with fluoride or antibacterial mouthwash. Doing so will help you complete the smile-cleaning job and will also help keep your teeth and bridge free from gum disease and tooth decay.

Be careful where you chew: When you first get your dental bridge, be careful not to chew hard or sticky foods with it. It’s best to avoid chewing on that side of the mouth altogether.

For more information, tips, and details about how to take care of your dental bridge in Sellersburg, Indiana, please call our office today at 812-246-3386 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Dennis Jenkins. We are happy to give you the information and tips you need to succeed!