I'm getting 2 implants and a bridge replacing teeth 7 through 10. I'd like to know the best way to clean under the bridge and around implants. Should i clean after every meal or twice a day am/pm is sufficient? If a threader or superfloss not available, is rinsing with mouthwash ok?
Is water pik recommended for bridges and implants? Proxabrush has metal wire that holds bristles. I won't use it and they are expensive. Why do dentists tell me to use it with implants?
When i had my teeth and a fixed bridge, i flossed under the bridge only once a week. Food did not get stuck and it lasted 19 years. #7 had root canal tx and fractured. So now it will be replaced with an implant.
I already have implants in the posterior and when asked a hygienist if i should clean more frequently than every 6 months the answer was no.