Best way to take care of a bridge
February 29, 2012 9:03 AM Subscribe
What's the best way to take care of my new bridge? Should I get a water flosser?
posted by oblique red to health & fitness (8 answers total)
I just finished having a bridge put on the last 3 teeth on my lower jaw. I've never had a bridge before and I want to make sure I treat it right. My dentist told me to use floss threaders to clean under it, but I am super intimidated by the thought. My teeth are really tight and I have a hard time flossing in the back with normal teeth, so I'm not sure how well I'll manage. I'm wondering if I should get one of those water flossers.
MeFites with bridges, especially hard to reach ones- should I get a water flosser, or just suck it up and try to poke the floss through? What brands of floss threader/water flosser do you recommend? Any tips/tricks for use?