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The Importance Of Visiting A Dentist During Pregnancy

Hello, my name is Karla Madison and this is my blog about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my second child, my gums would bleed when I brushed my teeth. I went to my dentist and he told me that I had pregnancy gingivitis. He also informed me that this is a common condition for pregnant women because their hormones are changing during pregnancy. I followed the instructions of my dentist and my gums stopped bleeding and were healthy again. I also started doing research about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. If you're pregnant, you should read this blog to learn why it's so important to keep up with dental care while pregnant. This blog will give you the information you need so that you can have healthy teeth and gums during your pregnancy.

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3 Tips For Keeping Your Dental Bridge Clean And Looking Great

by Rose Hale

A dental bridge is perfect for someone who has multiple missing teeth right in a row. This bridge essentially covers the entire area and gives you a full and natural-looking smile. However, if you choose to get a dental bridge, it is important that you are committed to giving it the specialized care that it receives. A dental bridge will take a bit more work than regular teeth to care for, but is well worth it. Here are three tips for keeping your dental bridge clean and looking great.

Use A Water Flosser 

If you have a dental bridge, a water flosser is your best friend. The difference between using a water flosser vs. regular floss is power. When you use a water flosser, you are essentially shooting pressurized water up and around your bridge. This does an excellent job of dislodging food particles that would likely not come out when using regular dental floss. A water flosser is also quite easy to use and takes minimal effort on your part. You also don't have to worry about getting your floss stuck and/or breaking it. 

Don't Miss A Dental Check-up

During your dental check-up, your dentist will be able to thoroughly exam your bridge and remove any and all debris that may be stuck under it. Since this build up and debris can lead to cavities, infections, and potentially even gum disease, it is important that you don't ever miss a check-up. Your dentist may also be able to give you certain tips on how you can remove some of this build up on your own, such as by purchasing your own set of dental cleaning tools and carefully cleaning your bridge with them.

Rinse With Fluoride 

The gums above your bridge, as well as the roots and gums around the dental implants that the bridge are attached to are at risk for getting infections. Because of this, you should do all that you can to kill bacteria and fight germs in these areas. A great way to do this is to rinse with a fluoride treatment regularly. This can kill most of the germs and bacteria that build up in your entire mouth and will target the gums around your bridge specifically. Just make sure that you swish the rinse around your entire mouth and up and around your bridge. 

By using a water flosser, going in for regular dental check-ups, and rinsing with a fluoride treatment, you can help keep your dental bridge in excellent condition. 

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