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Your new bridge installed at Creative Smiles Dental Care is made from durable materials that are meant to endure the rigors of daily oral function. While it will not be directly vulnerable to bacterial tooth decay, your new bridge can still be threatened by chronic gum disease.

Untreated gum disease can make your gums recede from the base of your teeth, forming pockets of infection near the roots of the abutments. It might also be possible for the pervasive bacteria in the area to gradually compromise the seam where your bridge is cemented onto the abutments.

Brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing each evening is essential for removing stray food material and plaque before they can harden into tartar. If you’re having trouble cleaning in and around the bridge, you might want to try using an interdental brush, a floss threader with waxy floss, or a dental water jet.

Your routine dental checkup with Dr. Purvesh Malaviya is also critical. Your dentist will clean away any residual calculus as well as monitor the integrity of the bridge and the health of your gums.

If you have had a dental bridge installed in Brockton, Massachusetts, and you have oral hygiene concerns, you can call 508-588-1400 to seek additional insights.