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Caring for Your Dental Bridge

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A dental bridge is a fantastic solution for replacing missing teeth, restoring both the function and aesthetics of your smile. However, like natural teeth, bridges require proper care to ensure their longevity and maintain your oral health. Dr. Mitzi Morris and our team in Roswell are committed to helping you keep your dental bridge in top condition. Here’s your comprehensive guide to caring for your dental bridge.

Regular Cleaning is Crucial

Just like your natural teeth, your dental bridge needs to be cleaned daily. Food particles and plaque can accumulate on and around the bridge, leading to gum disease and bad breath if not properly addressed. To avoid these issues:

  1. Brush twice a day: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean the surface of the bridge and the natural teeth around it. Consider using a toothpaste that’s designed for bridges, crowns, or implants to provide extra care.
  2. Floss daily: Special flosses, such as floss threaders or water flossers, are effective for cleaning under and around your bridge. This helps remove plaque and food debris from areas that are difficult to reach with regular brushing.

Use the Right Products

The materials used in your dental bridge can affect which oral hygiene products are best for you. To ensure you’re using the right products:

  1. Non-abrasive toothpaste: Some toothpastes contain abrasive ingredients that can scratch or damage the surface of dental bridges. Opt for a non-abrasive toothpaste to keep your bridge smooth and clean.
  2. Antiseptic mouthwash: Using an antiseptic mouthwash can help kill bacteria and reduce plaque buildup around your dental bridge. Rinse with mouthwash at least once a day for optimal results.

Protect Your Bridge

Protecting your dental bridge from damage is essential for its longevity. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  1. Avoid hard and sticky foods: Chewing hard foods, like ice or hard candy, can damage your bridge. Similarly, sticky foods can dislodge or harm it. It’s best to avoid these types of foods to protect your dental investment.
  2. Wear a mouthguard: If you participate in sports or have a habit of grinding your teeth at night (bruxism), wearing a mouthguard can provide protection and prevent damage to your bridge.

Schedule Regular Dental Check-ups

Routine dental visits are vital for maintaining the health of your dental bridge and your overall oral health. During these visits:

  1. Professional cleaning: A professional cleaning by Dr. Mitzi Morris or our dental hygienists will ensure that your bridge, as well as your natural teeth, are free from plaque and tartar buildup.
  2. Inspection: Regular check-ups allow Dr. Morris to inspect your bridge and surrounding teeth for any signs of damage or decay. Early detection and treatment are key to the longevity of your dental bridge.

Address Problems Immediately

If you notice any issues with your dental bridge, such as looseness, discomfort, or an altered bite, contact Dr. Mitzi Morris’s office in Roswell immediately. Don’t wait for your regular check-up. The sooner a problem is addressed, the easier it is to correct.

By following these comprehensive care guidelines, you can ensure the longevity and success of your dental bridge. Remember, a dental bridge not only enhances your smile but also improves your ability to eat and speak comfortably. If you have any questions about caring for your dental bridge or if you’d like to schedule an appointment, reach out to Dr. Mitzi Morris and our team in Roswell. We’re here to support you in achieving and maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile.

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our Patient Reviews

Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

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