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At Smiley Dental Buckner in Dallas, Texas, dental bridges are another viable option for our patients who have missing teeth. And if you are currently wearing a dental bridge, your smile will benefit greatly as you keep your natural teeth and gums healthy. Your natural teeth will thrive if you make the effort to brush them at least twice each day and floss at least once every day. The goal is to be plaque-free.

When cleaning your dental bridge, in addition to cleaning the surface area beneath the bridge, you will also want to clean in-between the teeth that are supporting the bridge.

There are several tips that can keep your bridge strong and your smile bright:

-Water flossers: also known as oral irrigation devices, these can be especially helpful when used to clean around your bridge. As the water pulsates, it cleans under the bridge and around your crown where food particles and oral bacteria tend to accumulate.

-Superfloss: this flosser helps when cleaning around your bridge, as it has a stiff-end threader, spongy floss, and regular floss to clean thoroughly underneath your dental bridge.

-Avoid hard foods: to protect your bridge and crowns, avoid chewing on hard foods, especially munching on ice.

When protecting your smile, take the time to keep your bridge clean to keep cavities at bay and prevent your gums from getting inflamed. In addition to caring for your dental bridge, maintaining routine dental cleanings and checkups will keep your teeth and gums healthy and able to support your bridge. Dr. Marcie Bunch and Dr. Minjeong Suk and our team are happy to work with you to ensure a healthy and confident smile, and you can reach us at 972.616.0060.