You know, of course, that when you receive a dental bridge, it’s going to be important for you to take care of it, just like it’s important for you to take care of the rest of your smile. Yes, the bridge itself is composed of artificial material, so it’s not susceptible to problems like decay or infection like your organic tissue (like your teeth and gums), however, due to their proximity to those tissues, keeping your bridge clean is essential! Of course, you’d like for it to be in good shape, too! So, to ensure you’re on the right track and your smile is protected, our Ankeny, IA team offers up important reminders!
Reminder: Brush And Floss Your Entire Smile, Every Day
The first and most general reminder for you in terms of maintaining your dental bridge, of course, piggybacks on what we have already explained: You need to keep your entire smile clean! In order to do so successfully, you will need to keep up with your usual dental hygiene approach. This should always include brushing your smile two times a day and flossing once a day.
Reminders: Clean Between Your Bridge And Gums
Now, for the part that didn’t exist with your dental hygiene before you received a dental bridge: There’s a small space between your bridge and your gum tissue, where food, bacteria, etc. can become trapped if you aren’t keeping it clean. So, keep it nice and clean, according to our instructions, so you may enjoy a safe bridge and a healthy smile, too!
Reminder: Ask For Help If You Need It
You might feel like you’re not doing your best with dental hygiene but you aren’t sure what you’re missing. Maybe you aren’t doing a very good job with cleaning between your bridge and gums and you could really use some help making things easier (and more effective). Not to worry! Simply let our team know that you need help or answers. We are more than happy to offer you guidance, so you may protect your bridge.
Reminder: Never Ignore A Change Or Damage!
Keep in mind the fact that damage to your dental bridge is a serious issue that can negatively impact your oral health. In addition, if you experience any pain or other changes, you should bring them to our attention. The sooner you do, the easier it is for us to quickly address the concern!
Come In For Help With Dental Bridge Care
Remember to come in not only for your twice-annual dental checkups and cleanings with us but also to ask us questions about dental bridge care or protection, if you find that you are in need of additional guidance! Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.