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Nov
21

How to Keep Your Dental Implant Bridge Clean

Posted in Dental Implants

An implant bridge is a fantastic way to replace multiple missing teeth. With this bridge in place, you can enjoy a strong and healthy smile. But this is far from the end of the road. The next step is caring for your bridge so that you get as many years out of it as possible.

Don’t Neglect the Brushing!

The implants may not be natural tooth roots and the crowns may not be natural tooth enamel, but you still must brush your bridge properly. If dental plaque is allowed to accumulate under your bridge or around the implants, your gums could become inflamed. This infection could lead to peri-implantitis (inflammation around the implant) and possible failure of the implant altogether. So don’t forget to brush twice a day!

Flossing is Important, Too

Floss will remove plaque from around the implant and under the bridge where a toothbrush can’t reach. Some floss has a fluffy segment to gently absorb debris from under bridges. Ask your dental hygienist about which specialized flossing tools or interdental cleaners are right for you.

Save Time With a Water Flosser

If you are among those who find it difficult to get floss underneath their bridge or who are often pressed for time, a water flosser could be your answer. This device flushes a stream of water between teeth through a wand that is often easier to manipulate than floss.

Visit Us for Regular Cleanings

Keep your regular appointments for a professional dental cleaning. Your cleaning will ensure that your implant bridge is happy and debris-free!

Call your dentist if you have any questions about the care of your new implant bridge.

Posted on behalf of:
Heritage Dental
23945 Franz Rd Suite A
Katy, TX 77493
(832) 709-2429

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