I hope this helps!
David M. Garazi, DMD
While you cannot actually pass floss through the teeth in the middle of a bridge, there are plenty of devices that you can use to floss underneath it. And, of course, you can floss through the front and back teeth of the bridge. As for the devices, there are floss threaders and so called "super-floss," that allow you to pull floss underneath the bridge. These are inexpensive, but may take some time to learn how to use them effectively. There are also, special brushes called "proxabrushes," that loos like small bottle brushes. These allow you to brush under your bridge. And, finally I strongly recommend the use of a sonic tooth brush. Recently, Waterpik has introduced the "Sonic Fusion" tooth brush which combines the sonic brush with a spray of water that shoots underneath the bridge. These look very promising and go for about $80 at Bed Bath and Beyond. Hope this helps. Good luck!
Aside from using floss threaders with traditional floss, there are products like Superfloss that have the threader already connected to a piece of floss. Some people also prefer using a water flosser, common brands are Hydrofloss and WaterPik.
Brian Reavley, DDS
Good for your for wanting to floss with a bridge. Having a bridge does change the way you have to floss a little. You cannot floss between the teeth on a bridge as they are connected on the sides. You can, however, floss underneath the bridge and they make specific floss threaders for this. It is a little plastic piece with an eye loop. You tie the floss to the eye loop and now the floss will slide under the bridge.
Hope this helps.
My best to you!
William F. Scott IV, DMD