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Caring for the Gums Under a Dental Bridge

Posted on 12/23/2021 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
Caring for the Gums Under a Dental BridgeTaking good care of your gums need you to stick to a thorough cleaning routine. Gums can be challenging to clean, especially if you have dental appliances like bridges. These appliances cover significant parts of your gums, making it difficult to clean them. However, it is important that you find ways to clean them because the risk of gum infections is double when wearing oral appliances.


Brushing is a simple yet so effective way of cleaning your mouth. However, how you brush your teeth is vital for your gum health. For instance, if you brush aggressively or using a hard-bristled toothbrush, it could damage your gums and cause gum recession. Such actions increase the chances of gum disease, especially if you are wearing dental bridges. Therefore, it is important to brush gently using a soft-bristled toothbrush. You should also clean under the dental bridge for about two minutes.

Use Mouthwash

Using an antiseptic mouthwash is a reliable way of cleaning gums when wearing dental bridges. After flossing and brushing your teeth, use an antiseptic mouthwash to get rid of bacteria stuck on your bridges and gums. This will go a long way in keeping your gums healthy. Using mouthwash to rinse your mouth after eating sugary foods will also help.

Floss Correctly

As much as flossing is helpful, how you floss your teeth is crucial. Some people floss regularly but do it wrongly. They get to the gums cause significant damage. When wearing dental bridges, you should be even more careful when flossing. You need to get rid of all bacteria stuck on them lest they spread to your gums and cause infections. When flossing, you should use the right type of floss that is comfortable for your teeth and won't damage your gums. Contact our offices for more information on caring for gums when wearing bridges.

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Lilburn, GA 30047-3809

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