Dealing with multiple gaps throughout your mouth can impact your eating and speech. Missing teeth can also lead to further alignment issues. In order to fix these problems, your cosmetic dentist may recommend getting a resin-bonded bridge. A resin bonded bridge is installed when the rest of your teeth in your mouth are healthy. The bridge will be attached using resin instead of crowns. Just like a traditional bridge, resin bonded bridges can collect bacteria if they are not maintained properly. This bacteria buildup will lead to an infection around your gum line if it is not removed swiftly enough. Fortunately, there are a few oral care tips that you can use in order to keep this from happening.
Use a Dental Water Irrigation Tool
Flossing when you have bridges installed can be a bit more challenging than flossing with your natural teeth. The flossing thread can get stuck near the bottom of the dental bridge. In order to bypass this, you should switch to using a dental water irrigation tool to clean along your gum line. This dental tool carries pressurized water to your gum line in order to clean out bacteria and dislodge any form of buildup. The irrigation tool works best when it is used immediately after your meals. This prevents the food and bacteria from getting a chance to harden along your bridge and nearby teeth.
Make Your Own Antibacterial Rinse
An antibacterial rinse is one of the most important dental tools for keeping your resin bonded bridges bacteria free. An antibacterial rinse has the ability to access all of the bacteria that is hidden in the small crevices along your dental bridges. These bacteria are hard to reach with a toothbrush and a water irrigation tool will not kill off the bacteria. You can create a powerful antibacterial rinse from home using cinnamon and lemon. Place two to three cinnamon sticks in a small pot of water along with several slices of lemon. Allow the pot to boil, then turn off the heat. Cover the mixture and let it sit overnight night. In the morning, use the rinse to clean around your bridge and gumline. Focus on the areas that contain resin bonding.
Resin bonded bridges can work well to improve your overall dental health and look if they are properly cleaned. Therefore, use these tips to make sure that your dental restorations remain bacteria free.