You just got a new crown on a badly damaged tooth. Now your tooth looks great, feels great, and there’s nothing else to worry about. Right? Actually, there is. You want to be sure that you care for your crown properly each and every day to help it last its longest. Here are 3 tips to help you get the most out of your new crown:
Floss Around it Daily
Did you know that cavities could develop around the edges of your crown, where tooth enamel is exposed? That’s why it is still extremely important to keep your crowned tooth clean – just like your other teeth! Wrap your floss snuggly around the crown and slide up and down below the gumlines. Repeat this several times. Floss at least once every day. Because crowns may tend to collect more plaque at their gumlines, flossing is essential!
Brush Gently Along the Margin
Scrubbing too aggressively around your crown can make your gums recede, leaving exposed enamel or root surface along the gumlines. If you don’t brush enough, then gingivitis will start to develop. Ask your hygienist to show you what angle and amount of pressure should be used when brushing around your crown.
Schedule Regular Cleanings and Exams
Routine check-ups can ensure that your crown will last as long as possible. If tartar or stain buildup is forming around it, it can be removed at this time to keep your crown beautiful and strong.
Thanks to quality crown materials, your new restoration can look just like a real tooth! Take these important steps to keep your smile beautiful for years at a time.
Posted on behalf of:
Pleasant Plains Dental
5850 W Hwy 74 #135
Indian Trail, NC 28079
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