What is Bridge aid?
BridgeAid® Floss Threaders help you floss between braces and bridgework. BridgeAid is the original and one of the best Floss Threaders on the market today. It is an invaluable tool in helping to floss your braces or dental bridge and keep your teeth and gums healthy while you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
What are bridge threaders?
What is a Floss Threader? A floss threader is a rigid, yet flexible piece of plastic to assist in passing dental floss around fixed bridgework and behind orthodontic wires and under denture retainer bars.
How do you use bridge aid?
Simply thread the floss into the eye of the floss threader. Once the floss has been inserted, the ends can easily be manipulated to clean under bridgework, behind the archwires and beneath the retainer bars. Plaque removal in such areas prevents tooth decay, gingival inflammation, and bone loss.
How do I clean under my bridge?
Brush the bridge with a soft-bristled toothbrush or a denture brush and cool water. You can also use denture cleaner. Don’t use abrasive household cleaners or toothpaste, which may scratch the bridge’s surface. Rinse with cool, clean water.
Can you floss around a bridge?
1. Dental Tools You Can Use to Clean Under a Dental Bridge. As the bridges are joined, a floss cannot pass through between the teeth units within the bridge from the top (occlusal surface). Thus, you can’t floss between the bridge using regular floss.
How do you clean under a bridge?
Dental Tools You Can Use to Clean Under a Dental Bridge Thus, you can’t floss between the bridge using regular floss. It’s best to continue to clean under the bridge with a super floss, a floss threader or an interdental brush. A water pick can also be used.
Are water flossers worth it?
A water pick can help remove food particles from your teeth and might help reduce bleeding and gum disease — but it isn’t generally considered a substitute for brushing and flossing. It doesn’t generally remove visible film and plaque on your teeth, but can aid in reduction of bacteria even below the gumline.
Will a Waterpik clean under a bridge?
The Waterpik® Water Flosser is designed to clean around all types of dental work and restorations. Unlike dental floss, the unique water pulsating action helps clean under the bridge and around crowns where bacteria and food can get trapped.
Why does my dental bridge smell?
This can happen years down the line, since the cement can begin to wear away in older bridges. When this occurs, bacteria and food can get underneath the crown, which can then lead to odor.