A Dental Bridge Needs a Little Extra Focus in Your Oral Hygiene Practices

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The new dental bridge installed in your mouth at Dr. Ali Nia’s dental office consists of a single piece of dental material that corresponds to the missing tooth. It is securely fused to a crown on each end.

Even though the durable dental material used in your bridge will be immune the pervasive ravages of bacterial tooth decay, it will still need to be cleaned as part of your daily oral hygiene regimen. If hardened tartar builds up on the base of the dental bridge where it meets the gumline it could promote significant periodontal health problems.

If you’re having trouble cleaning the spaces and contours around your dental bridge, you might want to try using some special oral hygiene tools. The tapered brush head of an interdental brush can be especially helpful for clearing away food particles and plaque. It’s essentially a miniature toothbrush that can augment your regular tooth brushing efforts each morning and night.

A floss threader might also be helpful if you are having trouble flossing around the dental bridge and the neighboring teeth. It can help insert the strand of dental floss without risk of forcing it or snapping it into your gums.

If you are in the Mesa, Arizona, area and you need further advice on how to adequately clean and maintain your new dental bridge you can call 480-730-0500 to speak to a staff specialists at Mesa Dental Care.