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How to Floss Around a Dental Crown or Bridge Atlanta, GA
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Even after the placement of a dental restoration like a crown or bridge, it is important to keep up with an effective oral hygiene routine. This will ensure that the gums around the crown or bridge remain nice and healthy and intact. Flossing at least once a day continues to be a part of your routine that should not be skipped!

Flossing Around a Crown

When flossing around a crown, the idea still remains the same of sliding the floss down between the teeth. Using a C-shaped movement, carefully slide the floss down the side of the crown/tooth. After flossing just under the gums, be sure to remove the floss out of the mouth carefully by pulling it out through the side. This technique will help prevent the floss from getting caught along the margin of the crown.

Flossing Under the Bridge

Flossing under a bridge is a little bit different as a bridge is a number of crowns fused together. You might also want a special brush called an interdental or “proxy” brush to get underneath the bridge to clean the gums underneath it. You can also use a floss threader to help guide regular floss underneath the bridge, then floss around each of the supporting teeth.

Another tool that can be used in both cases is a water flosser. This device uses pulsating jets of water to blast food particles and plaque that may be trapped under the bridge and between teeth.

The team at Aesthetic & Implant Center of Atlanta is here to help with any questions you may have. Call us today.

Posted on behalf of Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta

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