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Did you know you need to care for your dental bridge each day if you want to keep it in tip-top shape for many years? Well, it’s true, and our Mark Andrews, D.D.S. dental team is happy to help you.

In order to keep your dental bridge clean and pristine, your dentist, Dr. Mark Andrews, encourages you to do the following things:

-Brush: Make sure you brush your bridge twice each day. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Make sure you get every nook and cranny of your bridge and do your best to brush your smile for at least two minutes each time.

-Floss: Don’t be afraid to floss your bridge at least once a day. Flossing will help you maintain strong and healthy gums, which will help your bridge last as long as possible. As you floss, use an easy-to-use product, like waxed dental floss. Make sure to floss every crevice of your smile.

-Rinse: Rinse your mouth once a day with fluoride or antibacterial mouthwash. Doing so will help you complete the smile-cleaning job and will also help keep your teeth and bridge free from gum disease and tooth decay.

-Be careful where you chew: When you first get your dental bridge, be careful not to chew hard or sticky foods with it. It’s best to avoid chewing on that side of the mouth altogether.

For more information, tips, and details about how to take good care of your dental bridge in Kirkland, Washington, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 425-821-8100 and you’ll have the information you need to succeed. We look forward to helping you!