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How To Take Care Of Your Dental Bridge

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Bridges, Newport, News, VA

Once the dental bridge is in place, the dental prosthetic is obscure and people can't tell you're wearing them. You just need to properly take care of the setup including the remaining natural teeth. These following tips will help you get the full benefit of your dental bridge:

1. Regular Oral Hygiene

Make sure to toss away your old practice of neglecting oral hygiene. At least brush your teeth twice a day and make flossing a habit. Pay particular attention to the bridge and the teeth that support it. Flossing can remove food particles that are trapped in the nooks and crannies of your teeth. You may also use an antibacterial mouthwash to eliminate bacteria that will cause decay and bad breath.

2. Avoid Hard Foods

Dental bridges are not as strong as your natural teeth. Avoid hard snacks like candies and nuts for they can damage your dental bridge setup including the natural teeth that support it.

4. Avoid Eating Sugary Snacks

Sweets and sugary treats are the major cause of tooth decay. The sugar is turned into harmful acids by bacteria that reside in the mouth. The acid is damaging to your enamel. Since the anchor teeth serves as the foundation that supports the bridge, they can't afford to sustain cavities that will lead to serious issues to your dental bridge.

5. Regular Dental Visit

It is highly recommended to visit your dentist at least twice a year especially when you have a dental bridge. The dentist will see to it that your prosthetic is in place and assess the overall status of your oral health. In case they found out an issue developing in the prosthetic setup, they can address it right away. Professional cleaning is vital as well for keeping cavities at bay.

For more information about dental bridges in Newport News, VA, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.