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Preserving Your Smile: A Guide to Dental Bridges and Dentures Maintenance

Today, we delve into the essential practices for maintaining dental bridges and dentures, with our esteemed Dr. Esin Narli offering her professional insights. Whether you’re a current wearer or considering these dental solutions, this guide will empower you with the knowledge to preserve your smile.

The Importance of Proper Care

Dental bridges and dentures are not just cosmetic enhancements; they play a critical role in your overall oral health. They assist in chewing, speaking, and maintaining the structure of your mouth. However, natural teeth require regular and proper care to prevent issues like wear and tear, staining, or damage.

Daily Cleaning Rituals

Dental Bridges

  1. Specialized Brushing: Use a soft-bristle toothbrush or a bridge-specific brush to clean around and under the bridge. Gentle, thorough strokes help remove plaque and food particles.
  2. Flossing Techniques: Employ a floss threader or water flosser to clean beneath the bridge. This step is crucial to prevent gum disease and bad breath.


  1. Rinse and Brush: After eating, rinse your dentures to dislodge food particles. Brush them daily with a soft brush and non-abrasive cleaner, not regular toothpaste, which can be too harsh.
  2. Soaking Overnight: Most dentures need to stay moist to keep their shape. Soak them in a mild denture-cleansing solution overnight.

Regular Check-ups and Professional Cleanings

Visiting Weare Family Dentistry for regular check-ups is vital. Dr. Narli can spot and address potential issues early, ensuring the longevity of your dental appliances. Professional cleanings also help remove any buildup that at-home cleaning might miss.

Addressing Repairs and Adjustments

Never attempt to adjust or repair bridges or dentures yourself. DIY fixes can cause more harm than good. If you experience discomfort or breakage, contact Weare Family Dentistry immediately at 603-529-3511.

Lifestyle Considerations

  • Diet: Opt for a balanced diet and avoid hard or sticky foods that can damage your dental appliances.
  • Smoking: Smoking can stain dentures and affect oral health. Consider cessation programs for overall well-being.
  • Hydration: Staying hydrated is essential for maintaining oral health, especially for denture wearers to avoid dry mouth.

The Psychological Impact of Dental Appliances

Adjusting to bridges or dentures can be challenging. It’s normal to experience some initial discomfort or changes in speech. However, these usually improve with time. Stay patient and communicate any concerns with Dr. Narli.

Embracing the New Normal

Remember, dental bridges and dentures are not just about aesthetics; they’re about restoring functionality and confidence. Embrace your new smile and the positive changes it brings to your life.

Final Reflections

At Weare Family Dentistry, we’re committed to helping you navigate the journey of dental appliance care. Dr. Esin Narli and our team are here to provide support, advice, and professional care tailored to your needs.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 603-529-3511 or visit our office in Weare, NH. Your smile is our top priority!


  1. “Oral Hygiene Care for Functionally Dependent and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults,” Journal of the American Dental Association.
  2. “Denture Maintenance and Patient Education,” American College of Prosthodontists.
  3. “Management of Patients with Prosthetic Joints,” American Dental Association.

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