How do I care for my dental crown?
Once you have invested in dentistry to improve your smile, the proper care is extremely important. Caring for your dentistry is very much like caring for your natural teeth. Using common sense combined with the advice of your dentist will prolong your dentistry as well as your natural teeth.
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Here are some tips to care for your dental crowns in the best way possible:
Brush and floss properly – Crowns themselves do not decay, but you can still acquire decay at the gumline that can creep under your dental crown and destroy your tooth. Brush your teeth using fluoride toothpaste and make sure you angle the bristles toward your gumline, too. Floss on each side of each tooth. Popping the floss in and out quickly will not remove all debris.
Don’t miss dental cleanings and exams – Your regular appointments are essential to monitoring and maintaining a healthy smile.
Wear a nightguard each night if recommended – Grinding your teeth can destroy your crowns and your teeth. A nightguard can protect your teeth from the extreme force of grinding unconsciously while you sleep.