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Your new dental bridge is a significant investment in your oral health. A bridge replaces a missing tooth and restores an essential function of your mouth. While a bridge is not vulnerable to tooth decay, you will still need to brush your bridge twice each day thoroughly floss around it, just like you would with your natural teeth.

It is essential to remove plaque, trapped food material, and other bacterial deposits before they can promote periodontal disease. Your bridge is held in place by two crowns and the teeth supporting those crowns need to be healthy for your bridge to function as it should,

If you are having trouble brushing and flossing your dental bridge, there are some special oral hygiene tools that you might want to try. A small interdental brush can help remove food particles from hard to reach contours in and around your bridgework. It might also be helpful for clean other minute contours around your natural teeth. A floss threader or a water flosser may also help. You should also make sure that you see Dr. Raymond R. Niles for your routine cleanings and exams

If you are in the Woodbridge, Virginia, area and you are having trouble cleaning around your new dental bridge, you can always call 703.494.4101 to seek further advice from a member of the staff at Niles Dental.