This Thanksgiving, like always, is a time to enjoy an extraordinary spread of yummy foods and to feel grateful! What might put a serious damper on all of this love and joy, you wonder? Well, forgetting to keep your dental bridge safe and clean for starters! Our Ankeny, IA team simply wants to extend some helpful reminders to ensure you enjoy your bridge this holiday without accidentally facing any problems. Oh, and of course, we’d also like to wish you and your family a truly happy Thanksgiving!
Bring Floss With You
While we suggest this for just about everyone on Thanksgiving, keeping floss nearby is particularly helpful for individuals wearing a dental bridge. Why is that, you ask? Well, just like you can get food stuck between your teeth and have a hard time getting it out unless you have floss with you, the same is true for getting debris out from between your bridge and your gum tissue. Don’t deal with feeling stuck at your Turkey Day party with an uncomfortable situation with stuck food. Instead, reach for your floss, clean your smile in the bathroom, and then continue enjoying the celebration!
Watch Out For Super Hard Foods
We suggest this for patients without any teeth replacements. We suggest it for individuals with prosthetics, too. So, if you have a dental bridge, remember this Thanksgiving to be extra thoughtful about the foods that you’re biting into. You can always use some other tool aside from your teeth to break apart the hard shell of the nut you want to eat. You can use a fork and knife to determine whether a food item is going to be ready for you to chew or to make it easier. That way, you don’t end up with a broken tooth or seriously damaged bridge at the end of your meal. Wise, simple choices offer a lot of protection for your smile.
Call Us If You Need Anything
Maybe you notice during your Thanksgiving meal that chewing your food isn’t as easy as it used to be. Maybe cleaning your dental bridge proves extra challenging and you think it may be damaged. When in doubt, always take the time to give us a call. We will see you soon and can make sure you’re all ready for the remaining winter holidays!
Keep Your Dental Bridge Safe This Holiday!
Remember that protecting and enjoying your bridge is easy with some helpful tips. Need help? Just call. We can fill you in on all of the information you need. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.