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How to Clean Around Your Dental Crown or Bridge, Marietta

How to Clean Around Your Dental Crown or Bridge

Woman flossing her teeth.Taking care of your teeth at home is pretty straightforward: brush twice a day, and don’t forget to floss! If you have a dental restoration like a crown or a bridge, you may wonder if it’s still that simple. The truth is, it is! There will be one or two new techniques that are added to your brushing routine, but they will help make cleaning around the crown or bridge completely doable.

How do I Keep My Crown or Bridge Clean?

Not much changes when you have a crown or bridge. You should still be brushing twice a day and flossing at least once daily. We recommend you buy a softer to medium bristle toothbrush and use a non-abrasive toothpaste. This will help you to avoid scratching the surface of the crown/bridge or irritating the gumlines around it.

There are additional tools that you can use to help you floss to keep your gums nice and healthy. You can use a floss threader to help guide your floss around and under the bridge, above your gums, and between the supporting teeth. You can also use super floss, which is a bit more spongy and has a firm end which will eliminate the need for a floss threader. Additionally, an interdental brush may be small enough to get under the bridge and around the crowns and is effective in removing any plaque build-up. And finally, a water flosser is an easy and helpful option in removing any food particles that are left behind.

Sticking to a routine at home will help to keep your crown and bridge, as well as the supporting teeth, healthy for as long as possible.

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I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

Mark P.

Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

Nancy M.

I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!