Your dental bridge is strong and reliable, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take good care of it. In fact, you need to take care of it on a regular basis to keep it in tip-top shape for many years. So, to help you keep your dental bridge in pristine condition, our Magnificent Mile Family Dental dental team encourages you to do the following things on a regular basis:
-Brush: It’s recommended to brush your teeth and dental bridge at least twice a day for two minutes each time. You can brush in the morning when you wake up and at night before you go to bed. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Make sure to thoroughly scrub each tooth and your dental bridge.
-Floss: Make sure you floss your smile at least once a day—it doesn’t matter when—and don’t be afraid to floss around your dental bridge. Flossing will help you clean the plaque away from your smile, which can help prevent gum disease and tooth decay. As you floss, use a product that is easy to use, like waxed dental floss.
-Rinse: Rinse your mouth daily with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash. Doing so will help you further clean your smile and kill the bacteria in your mouth, reducing your chances of falling victim to tooth decay and gum disease. Rinsing will also help you keep your bridge in tip-top shape.
-Be careful where you chew: When you first get your dental bridge, it’s best to avoid eating hard or chewy foods with it. If you eat these products, there is a chance you could break or loosen the appliance.
Call our office today at 312-280-0034 if you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about how to take good care of a dental bridge in Chicago, Illinois! The sooner you call our office, the sooner your dentist, Dr. Olaitan Okediji-Registe, and our dental team can give you the information you need to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you!