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Dental bridges can replace your missing teeth, restore your oral health, and give you the attractive smile you desire. However, this is only the case if you keep it in top-notch condition. So please do your best to care for your bridge on a regular basis. You can do so by using Dr. Jeffrey Brink’s tips.

First, clean the bridge so plaque and bacteria don’t gather and grow around it. It’s best to clean your bridge by brushing, flossing, and rinsing each day as part of your daily oral hygiene routine. As you perform these tasks, make sure you use hygiene tools that have been approved by the American Dental Association.

Second, visit Lakeview Dental Care for your six-month checkups. This is important because doing so can help you prevent gum disease. The appointment is also beneficial because it gives our team a chance to check on the bridge and make sure everything is in top-notch condition.

Third, avoid using the dental bridge when chewing sticky and hard foods. This is because it can damage the appliance and even make it feel loose. This is only the case when you first get the bridge because it is not quite strong enough to handle regular forces. After a few days, you can chew with the bridge as needed.

If you care for your bridge on a regular basis, there is a good chance it can last many years. For more information about how to maintain a top-notch dental bridge in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, please call Lakeview Dental Care at 810-231-2288. Our dental team looks forward to helping you!