When your new dental bridge was installed at Clearpoint Dentistry, it was made from materials that will prove invulnerable to the effects of tooth decay. However, complications from chronic periodontal disease can still pose a threat to the long-term integrity of the dental work.
Advanced periodontal disease, which is known as periodontitis, can cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth, forming pockets of infection near the roots of the abutments that anchor your bridge in place. At the same time, the pervasive bacteria can slowly compromise the seam where your bridge is cemented to the abutments.
Just like your natural teeth, you should brush your bridge twice each day and floss around it each evening. If you’re having trouble cleaning in and around the bridge, you might want to try using an interdental brush to clean away any stray food particles.
If you’re having trouble flossing around the bridge, you might want to try using a floss threader. This simple loop-shaped tool can be loaded with waxed dental floss to work into hard-to-reach places without the risk of injuring your gums.
If you have questions or concerns about how to maintain your new dental bridge in Houston, Texas, you can always call 281-487-2400 to speak to Dr. Lupy D. Gonzalez or a member of our team.