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There are many ways to restore one’s smile confidence. For those who are wearing a dental bridge to bring back your healthy smile, you will want to take the best care of it as you can, just as you do your own pearly whites by keeping your natural teeth and gums healthy. This means you brush your teeth at least twice each day and floss at least once daily. Your oral health goal is to be plaque-free! So in addition to cleaning the surface area beneath the bridge, you also want to clean in between the teeth that are supporting the bridge.

Here are some things that will keep your bridge in tip-top shape for your healthiest smile:

-Avoid hard foods: To protect your bridge and crowns, avoid chewing on hard foods, especially chewing on ice.

-Superfloss: This flosser helps when cleaning around your bridge, as it has a stiff-end threader, spongy floss, and regular floss to clean thoroughly underneath your dental bridge.

-Water flossers: Also known as oral irrigation devices, these can be especially helpful when used to clean around your bridge. As the water pulsates, it cleans under the bridge and around your crown where food particles and oral bacteria tend to accumulate.

While you are taking good care of your dental bridge, be sure to maintain all routine dental cleanings and checkups to make sure your oral health is strong and able to support your bridge. At Smiley Dental Fort Worth, wearing a dental bridge is another great option for patients who have missing teeth in Ft. Worth, Texas and the surrounding areas. Our skilled dentist, Dr. Lynh Pham, and our team are happy to work with you to ensure a smile you will love. So please feel free to give us a call at 817.927.1877 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation.