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Each bridge restoration performed at John S. Grisham, DDS’s Littleton, New Hampshire clinic is created from durable materials and cemented into place with a strong dental adhesive. This will replace the presence, function, and appearance of your missing tooth. While it will not suffer from tooth decay, it will still need to be included in your daily oral hygiene routine to prevent other oral health problems.

If bacterial plaque and food residue aren’t cleaned away from the bridge, it can harden into tartar. This could promote periodontal disease, which in time could threaten the long-term integrity of the teeth anchoring your bridge in place.

If you’re having issues cleaning around your new bridgework, you might want to try some of the following special 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 twice-annual dental exam at our Littleton, New Hampshire clinic includes a thorough cleaning procedure that will remove any residual hardened tartar and monitor the health of your gums.

If you have questions about how to best clean and maintain your bridge, you can always call 603-444-2100 to speak with a member of staff at John S. Grisham, DDS’s Littleton, New Hampshire clinic.