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How to Maintain Your Dental Crown Properly?

Posted on 10/5/2020 by Classic Smiles
How to Maintain Your Dental Crown Properly?Once you have had an oral restoration, the last thing you want is to damage it, or for it to wear out quickly. For many individuals, a dental crown is a wake up call to take better care of their oral health. While dental crowns in themselves do not need any special treatment when you brush and floss your teeth, there are some little things you can do try to prevent them from becoming damaged.

Tips For Maintaining a Dental Crown

The cornerstone to maintaining a dental crown, and for excellent dental health in general, is to have a good oral hygiene routine. This includes brushing your teeth, for two minutes twice a day, and making sure to get the back and biting surfaces of all the teeth. Flossing is also required once a day to prevent plaque from building up between the teeth. A quick clean of the tongue, roof of the mouth and inside of the cheeks will also decrease the amount of bad bacteria in the mouth. All this combined will ensure that developing oral complications is very unlikely and allow for the preservation of your dental crown.

Attending regular dental check-ups, every six months, will allow us to examine your oral cavity for possible issues and to professionally clean your mouth. We will be able to inspect your dental crown, and give any advice for maintenance if necessary. The professional cleaning will remove any plaque or tartar that has built up since your last visit, keeping your teeth and gums safe from oral issues. If your dental crown is made from ceramic or resin, you may want to avoid food and drinks that are liable to stain. This includes tea, coffee, tomato based sauces and dark fruit juices. Stained crowns are more conspicuous in the mouth. To book a dental check-up, contact our office now.
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