If you have a chipped, decayed, or damaged tooth, we may recommend a dental crown. A dental crown can restore the beauty and function of your tooth and last for years to come. In the event you do undergo a dental crown procedure, it’s important to take excellent care of your teeth.
You should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once daily to ensure optimal oral health. Keep in mind that brushing and flossing is especially vital around the crown area, where the gum meets the tooth. Even though there’s a crown capped over the tooth, there is still a possibility that this area can face a cavity or gum disease.
When you are flossing, slide the floss out rather than lifting it out of the gaps between each tooth. This is because lifting may damage the crown. Try to get into the habit of chewing food on the side of your mouth with no crown, especially in the days after you’ve received it and its still settling.
You should also visit the dentist for regular checkups so your teeth can be professionally cleaned and your dentist can make sure your teeth and crown are in good shape. Remember that the better care you take of your crown, the longer it will last.
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If you have further questions related to brushing and flossing after a dental crown, call us at 804-886-3157 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!