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Even though your dental bridge is strong and reliable, you still need to take good care of it so it will stay in tip-top shape for many years. However, caring for your new restoration might be a difficult task if you’re not exactly sure how to do so. So, to help you, our Bayside Family Dentistry dental team encourages you to do the following things:

-Brush: It’s recommended to brush your teeth and dental bridge at least twice a day for two minutes each time. You can brush in the morning when you wake up and at night before you go to bed. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Make sure to thoroughly scrub each tooth and your dental bridge.

-Floss: Make sure you floss your smile at least once a day—it doesn’t matter when—and don’t be afraid to floss around your dental bridge. Flossing will help you clean the plaque away from your smile, which can help prevent gum disease and tooth decay. As you floss, use a product that is easy to use, like waxed dental floss.

-Rinse: Rinse your mouth daily with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash. Doing so will help you further clean your smile and kill the bacteria in your mouth, reducing your chances of falling victim to tooth decay and gum disease. Rinsing will also help you keep your bridge in tip-top shape.

-Be careful where you chew: When you first get your dental bridge, it’s best to avoid eating hard or chewy foods with it. If you eat these products, there is a chance you could break or loosen the appliance.

Taking care of your dental bridge on a regular basis will help it last for many years to come, which is exactly what you want, right? So, please take good care of your bridge each day. If you have any questions about dental bridges in Bayside, New York, please call our office today at (718) 423-7009. Your dentist, Dr. Aram Cazazian, and our dental team look forward to helping you!