Consistent Oral Hygiene Habits Help Maintain a Dental Bridge

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A dental bridge restoration is often the preferred choice for a patient who has recently lost a tooth. The single piece of dental work is designed from durable materials that rival the strength of natural tooth enamel, to restore the essential function of your mouth.

Even though a dental bridge will not be susceptible to tooth decay, it will still require good oral hygiene practices. If you do not brush the dental bridge each morning and night, or you sometimes forget floss it and the underlying gumline once per day, hardened tartar could build up in the area, leading to problems with gum disease.

Without professional treatment chronic disease could cause your gumline to recede, which could have a negative impact on the abutments anchoring the dental bridge in your mouth. In some of these cases the persistent bacterial presence could also weaken the dental adhesive holding your dental bridge in place.

If you are having difficulties cleaning any of the spaces or contours around your dental bridge, our dentist might recommend trying some special oral hygiene tools.

A simple interdental brush or a quality water flosser device can often help clear away trapped food particles and plaque from the contours of your dental bridge. If you are struggling to efficiently floss around your dental bridge and the surrounding teeth a floss threader loaded with waxed dental floss might help you easily insert the strand.

If you are in the Concord, California, area and you are having trouble maintaining your dental bridge, you can call 925-685-2286 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric Eidbo and the staff at Oak Grove Dental.