Should you floss under a dental bridge

2012.02.28

Hi,

I had a dental bridge placed just over a year ago to replace some teeth that had to be extracted due to significant gum disease. Now, I am experiencing swollen gums and bleeding around the bridge. Should I be flossing between the bridge and the gum? I thought that since the bridge was designed (and does) fit snugly against the gum, it should prevent food from getting trapped underneath. But I am noticing some bleeding of my gums under the bridge when I brush.

Thanks,

Alonse in Boston

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Categories : Dental bridge

Dental flipper to make teeth look straighter?

2012.02.20

Hi,

I have crooked teeth but can’t afford braces. I am wondering if there is a way I could get some kind of flipper that could go over my teeth and make them look straighter?

Ava in New York

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Categories : Snap-On Smile