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Your dental bridge crafted and installed at Comfort Dental Excellence has been made from very durable materials and cemented directly onto the abutments in your mouth. This is intended to replace the missing tooth in your mouth for many years.

However, you shouldn’t allow this to make you feel cavalier about providing the bridge with daily oral hygiene care. If bacterial-rich tartar hardens on the base of the bridge, it can create gum disease.

In time, this could weaken the cement holding the bridge in place or even weaken the roots of the abutments that are anchoring the bridge in your mouth.

Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing each evening will help you remove plaque and food material from your teeth before they can harden into tartar. If you are having trouble cleaning away plaque and food debris around the bridge, you might want to try using an interdental brush. A dental water flosser can also help you clean these areas. Just remember it’s not a viable alternative to flossing.

If you have questions about how to clean and maintain your new dental bridge in Spring, Texas, you can always call 281.376.4533 to seek advice from a staff member at Comfort Dental Excellence.