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Your new dental bridge was carefully crafted and installed at Dr. Timothy B. Chatterley’s dental office to restore the presence and function of your missing tooth. The materials it was cast from are impervious to the ravages of bacteria. However, your new dental bridge will still need to play an important role in your daily oral hygiene routine.

Poor oral hygiene habits can allow hardened tartar to form on your teeth near the gumline. This can easily promote gum disease, which could eventually threaten the integrity of the teeth anchoring your dental bridge in your mouth. If you’re having trouble brushing or flossing around your dental bridge you might want to try some of the following oral hygiene tools.

Interdental brushes have small tapered brush heads that can help clean hard to reach places around the bridge. A floss threader with waxed dental floss can also help work the strand into place. You might also want to try using a dental water jet to clear food particles around the gum line. Just keep in mind that it cannot replace the effectiveness of flossing.

Your regular dental checkup with Dr. Timothy B. Chatterley includes a thorough cleaning. This will remove any residual hardened tartar while also monitoring the health of your gums. If you are in the Casselberry, Florida, area and you have questions about how to best clean and maintain your dental bridge, you can always call 407-628-1066 to speak with a member of staff at Bright Smiles Dental.