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A dental bridge can be very helpful when it comes to replacing lost teeth. They can look like your natural teeth and restore functions like speaking and eating, which may have been hampered because of the missing tooth. You may think that because the bridge is technically fake that it does not need to be brushed for flossed. In truth, you can still keep yourself healthy by brushing and flossing a bridge.

Oral hygiene is a constant issue in life and plaque is your number one antagonist in your quest for good oral health. While a dental bridge may not be affected by plaque, it can still make a good home for it. If it stays on the bridge, your gum tissue can be at risk.

You see, plaque is the thing that causes gum disease. If it is permitted to build up anywhere, it can come into contact with your gum tissue and eventually spread under it. The plaque can wreak havoc with your gums, teeth and jawbone if it is allowed to advance.

Luckily, gum disease can be prevented. Brushing and flossing cleans plaque off your teeth, and these practices can do the same for your bridge. As you continually clean plaque off, your gums can be protected from infection.

You can also get a more thorough clean by visiting our office in Boone, North Carolina, for a dental cleaning. Not every bit of plaque can be removed by brushing and flossing, but we have methods that can snag these stragglers in order to help you stay healthy.

If you would like to learn more ways to care for a dental bridge and your teeth in general, our team here at Blue Ridge Dentistry is ready to help. Dr. Michael Taylor, Danielle D. Gordon, & Christopher A. Gordon make it their goal to help you have a comfortable life by caring for your oral health. Please call 828-264-3333 if you ever have need of our services.