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How To Clean Crowns, Bridges, and Veneers

The unique pulsating action of a water flosser helps clean under the bridge and around crowns where bacteria and food can get trapped.

Dental bridges, crowns, and veneers are significant investments. Learning how to clean your restorative work will help to protect your investment and also help maintain the health of your natural teeth.

Why Does It Matter?

Good oral hygiene is necessary to counteract undesirable conditions:

  • Inflammation of gums, which can lead to periodontitis
  • Buildup of plaque, which can eat into the material under dental crowns or behind veneers
  • Erosion of natural teeth that anchor bridges
  • Loosening or dislodging, whether they're restored or not

A solid oral care routine of brushing, string flossing, and water flossing will help keep your mouth healthy between dental appointments.

Clean By Brushing

Twice-a-day brushing is the standard recommendation from the American Dental Association (ADA) and dental professionals for good reason. Brushing makes it harder for plaque to collect around your dental restoration work.

Clean By Flossing

Cleaning between teeth and under the gumline is a critical component to a strong oral care routine. String floss and threaders reach areas that brushing alone misses but can be hard to do right, especially when it comes to restorative dental work. Using a WATERPIK water flosser ensures you are taking the best care of your, crowns, bridges, and veneers, as well as your teeth and gums.

Waterpik Water Flosser

The WATERPIK water flosser can help dislodge unwanted plaque without needing to maneuver a string around tight spaces. Waterpik offers a variety of water flossing tips for all dental needs.

Plaque Seeker Tip

The PLAQUE SEEKER Tip has three thin tufts of bristles to access stubborn plaque around implants, crowns, bridges, veneers, and other areas that are especially susceptible to plaque accumulation.

With tools like this, you'll be better equipped to protect your restorative investment.