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Your dental bridge in Pasadena, Texas, is a strong and reliable dental restoration, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need to be taken care of.

Even though your bridge is made of materials that aren’t subject to tooth decay, you still need to keep it in tip-top shape if you want it to last for many years. To help you take good care of your bridge, our Time Square Dental Group 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.

Doing these things will help you keep your dental bridge in pristine condition! If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more, please remember that you can always call our office at (832) 426.4433. Your dentist, Dr. Razan Daccak, and our dental team are thrilled to assist you!