Your dental bridge is strong and reliable. In fact, it can give you the smile you’ve always wanted all while replacing your missing teeth and withstanding the pressures associated with chewing, biting, and talking. However, that doesn’t mean it’s invulnerable to dental issues. This is why it’s important to keep your dental bridge in tip-top shape. To help you take good care of your dental bridge in Layton, Utah, our dental team at Dr. Brough Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has some tips and recommendations for you.
First, clean the bridge. It’s best to clean your bridge with brushing, flossing, and rinsing techniques. You can do these things as you clean your smile. As you perform your oral hygiene routine, please use tools that have been approved by the American Dental Association.
Second, visit Dr. Grant Brough twice a year. This is important because the treatment provided at your appointment can help you prevent plaque from growing on your appliance and creating gum disease. This appointment is also beneficial because it allows you to ask our team any questions and it also helps us check on the bridge to make sure everything is in great shape.
Third, avoid chewing with the dental bridge, especially when you’re eating chewy and sticky foods. This is recommended because the suction created while doing so can damage the appliance and loosen it. This is only the case when you first have your bridge placed. After a few days, you can chew with the bridge as much as needed.
Please do your best to follow our instructions so you can maintain a strong, successful, and beautiful dental bridge. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more, please don’t be afraid to call our office at 801.773.5285. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Grant Brough if you have any concerns for your bridge. We look forward to helping you!