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11 Common Problems Caused by Dental Bridges

Believe it or not, dental bridges are ancient technology. A 2022 article published in International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Care cited archeological finds from Ancient Egypt showing dental work that we would think of as bridges. Wire constructed of precious metals such as silver and gold had been wound about existing teeth to stabilize cosmetic material ostensibly inserted to fill unsightly gaps. These dental bridge lifespans were truly for the whole life of the patient!  

Still, despite their long pedigree, dental bridge problems are a reality for many who have undergone this cosmetic procedure. In this article, we will discuss some common dental-bridge problems, warning signs you should take to heart, and a course of action you should take if your bridge comes loose.  Continue reading “11 Common Problems Caused by Dental Bridges”

Is Mouthwash Necessary?

A good daily mouth care routine is necessary for your dental health. Brushing your teeth at least twice daily, flossing daily, and using mouthwash is a healthy habit for most people. But is mouthwash necessary? The answer is a qualified yes — and no. The American Dental Association states that “use of mouthwash (also called mouthrinse) may be a helpful addition to the daily oral hygiene routine for some people.”

Let’s start by exploring what mouthwash does for you and when you should use it. Continue reading “Is Mouthwash Necessary?”