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How to Care for Your Dental Bridge

February 13, 2021
Posted By: Smith Dental
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Dental bridges are a great option for filling gaps where you are missing teeth. Bridges are available in different material types and styles, and your dentist can help you choose the best dental bridge for your situation.

With a dental bridge, you can enjoy a natural, attractive replacement for your missing teeth! Once your dental bridge has replaced your missing teeth, you will want to care for it appropriately so that you get the longest lifespan out of it.

At Smith Dental, when we put a bridge in, we mean for it to be permanent. However, it is possible for a bridge to be damaged or even break, at which point it may need to be replaced.

Tips to Help You Maintain Your Dental Bridge:

  • Brush your teeth, including your dental bridge, at least twice a day.
  • Floss once per day, including your dental bridge.
  • Avoid eating hard foods that could damage your natural teeth or dental bridge.
  • Avoid chewing on items like ice, your fingernails, or a pencil.
  • If you have a problem with grinding or clenching your teeth, discuss that issue with your dentist.

Dental bridges cannot develop cavities like your natural teeth can, but that does not mean they don’t need dental care. They can still develop plaque and tartar, leading to the development of bad breath and gum disease, so regular cleaning is important!

Additionally, you should continue to see your dentist for your regular dental cleanings and exams. Dental cleanings and exams will allow the dentist to regularly check on your dental bridge and the rest of your oral health. This means he or she can catch any developing issues quickly and get them taken care of.

Dental Bridge in Aloha, Forest Grove, or Hillsboro, OR

If you are interested in dental bridges in the Aloha, Forest Grove, or Hillsboro, OR area, we can assist you at Smith Dental. Our experienced dentists are knowledgeable and skilled in helping their patients create beautiful smiles using dental bridges.

Reach out to our dental office today to schedule your consultation with our dentists and start your journey to a complete, happy smile.

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