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The special materials used to create dental veneers, dental crowns, and other restorations are not immediately vulnerable to oral plaque acids and tooth decay. However, they will still need focus in your daily oral hygiene routine to prevent periodontal disease and other oral health problems.

Just like your natural teeth, your dental work needs to be brushed each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You also need to remember to floss the spaces between your teeth, and dental work as well as the gumline at least once each day.

If you’re having trouble cleaning the spaces and contours around a dental crown or dental bridge you might want to try employing one or two of the following oral hygiene tools.

Interdental brushes are designed with a small tapered brush head. They can be especially helpful for clearing away food particles and plaque from the contours of a dental bridge.

If you are having trouble flossing around a dental crown or dental bridge you might want to try using a floss threader loaded with waxed dental floss. This can help insert the strand of dental floss without risk of forcing it or snapping it into your gums.

If you are in the Sacramento, California, area and you need further advice on how to adequately clean and maintain your new dental bridge you can call 916.567.0900 to speak to a member of staff at Studio 1 Dental.