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A new dental bridge installed at Drs. Yakov Royzman & Karina Zaygermakher’s dental office is intended to fully restore your mouth’s overall function and appearance. The durable dental materials it is composed of will assist the strength of tooth enamel while also proving impervious to tooth decay.

However, it’s also important to keep in mind that periodontal health problems can also a long term threat to the abutments that anchor your dental bridge in your mouth. If food material and plaque are not removed from the dental bridge by regular brushing and flossing, they could harden into tartar near the gumline.

As this continues to happen, you will be increasing the risk of periodontal disease. Over time, severe gum disease can even cause your gums to recede from the bases of your teeth. This could influence the health of the abutments that anchor your bridge in place or compromise the dental adhesive that holds it in place.

Brushing your teeth twice each day and thoroughly flossing at least once will help to remove bacterial deposits before it can harden into tartar. If you’re having issues cleaning around the contours of the dental bridge, you might want to try an interdental brush or a dental water jet.

It’s also important to attend your routine dental checkups at Drs. Yakov Royzman & Karina Zaygermakher’s dental office. This simple outpatient appointment will clean your teeth, and monitor the health of your mouth, as well as the integrity of your dental bridge.

If you find it challenging to floss the faces and gumline around your new dental bridge, you might want to try using waxed dental floss or a special floss threader. If you’ve had a bridge installed at Drs. Yakov Royzman & Karina Zaygermakher’s New York, New York, clinic and you have oral hygiene concerns, you can always call (212) 579-0552 to speak to a staff member at Professional Dental & Implant Center.