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How to Make the Most of Your Dental Bridge

 How to Make the Most of Your Dental Bridge

Taking good care of your dental bridge is the key to making it last.

The good news is that it is easy and includes many of the steps that also contribute to optimal oral health.

At 2k Dental, our dentists offer a range of cosmetic and general dentistry services from five convenient locations, including Cleveland, Cuyahoga Falls, Parma, and two offices in Akron, Ohio.

Tips and tricks to care for your dental bridge

Dental restorations replace natural teeth, and the steps to maintain your dental bridge also contribute to optimal oral health and gum disease prevention.

1. Develop a good oral hygiene routine

A good oral hygiene routine is the first step in caring for your dental bridge and protecting yourself from cavities and gum disease. 

If your routine needs an upgrade, this is the perfect time to commit to improving your oral health! Brush your teeth twice daily with a soft-bristle toothbrush and floss at least once a day to ensure that your bridge remains free and clear of food particles and bacteria.

2. Keep up with your dental checkups

Many people put off going to the dentist until something is wrong. Unfortunately, that can lead to complications and more invasive and expensive treatment in the future. 

Many oral health problems like gingivitis can be treated successfully when caught early, and you may not necessarily experience any symptoms in the beginning.

Restorations, like dental bridges, require regular follow-up care to make them last.

Schedule a dental exam and cleaning appointment every six months for maintenance. 

If you develop new symptoms or experience a dental emergency, contact us as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

3. Avoid damaging foods

Certain foods like sticky candy and hard nuts can catch and possibly dislodge or damage your dental bridge. 

When you have a dental bridge, avoid placing unnecessary stress and pressure on it. Avoid using your teeth to open objects like packages or bottles or biting down on ice and other hard foods and objects.

4. Avoid smoking and tobacco products

In addition to the general health risks associated with smoking, tobacco use also affects your oral health by contributing to inflammation and interfering with the blood and oxygen flow to the gums. This can loosen your dental bridge.

For more information about caring for your bridge and the dental restorations available at 2K Dental, contact us to schedule an appointment today.

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