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Tips for Caring for a New Dental Crown

Posted on 10/11/2021 by SRD Muscle Shoals
Tips for Caring for a New Dental CrownDental crowns are very versatile when it comes to restoring your smile. They help fix any cosmetic flaws and restore the strength of a tooth damaged by trauma or decay. Perhaps, the biggest advantage of dental crowns is their durability. However, to fulfill their durability, you need to take good care of them. Therefore, you can take care of your dental crown by practicing good oral hygiene and avoiding hard and sticky foods.

Good Oral Hygiene

As much as your dental crown is artificial, it needs good oral hygiene to stay firm and healthy. With the crown extending over the tooth surface, you need to brush the dental crown carefully to get rid of any bacteria and sticky plaque. This helps the crown maintain its durability. Brushing alone won't guarantee healthy dental crowns; you also need to floss. Flossing is important because it removes food particles and bacteria trapped between the crown and your gums. However, it is important to be careful when flossing, especially if you have a temporary crown. This is because aggressive flossing can dislodge the crown.

Avoid Hard and Sticky Foods

Another way to care for your dental crown is to avoid hard and sticky foods. As much as dental crowns are strong and durable, they can sustain damage, just like your permanent teeth. Therefore, chewing on hard food items like hard candies or ice can crack, chip, or break your dental crown. This means they will need a replacement earlier than expected. Chewy or sticky foods are also problematic because they weaken or loosen your dental crown. This happens by causing sticky pieces to get trapped between your gum and dental crown. Therefore, you should avoid eating such foods or limit their intake. This will go a long way in keeping your dental crowns healthy. Contact us for more information on how to take care of your dental crown.
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