When it comes to your natural teeth, most people know the ins and outs of how to take care of them; you brush and floss twice a day, you go to the dentist every six months, and you try not to eat too much sugar. But when it comes to taking care of a dental prosthesis, you may not know exactly where to start. Luckily, here at Steven Holbrook’s office, we have got you covered. Let’s take a closer look at a few ways that you can make your fixed dental bridge last longer.
Brush and Floss
Because fixed dental bridges are attached to your mouth and can’t be removed, they are pretty easy to take care of. In fact, we encourage all of our fixed dental bridge patients to brush and floss around their dental bridge just like they down with their natural teeth. If for some reason you are having a hard time flossing around your bridge, try using a water flosser. Water flossers use pressurized water to help clean in between your teeth— leaving you with a cleaner mouth in the process.
Schedule Regular Visits
During your biannual dental cleaning with Dr. Steven Holbrook, he will not only clean your natural teeth and examine your mouth, but he will also make sure your dental bridge is secure and in good condition. If you are having any problems with your dental bridge, make sure to address them with him during your appointment.
Although fixed dental bridges are strong and resilient, you should still be careful with them. For instance, try to avoid using your teeth or dental bridge as a tool to open things or take tags off of clothing. Remember that they are a little more fragile than your natural teeth.
The good news about fixed dental bridges is that you don’t have to worry about soaking them at night or doing anything out of the ordinary. If you want to learn more about fixed dental bridges or how to take better care of them, schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Holbrook at our Albuquerque office today and call (505) 881-1159.