How to Care for Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used to take care of damaged teeth, but you should also make sure that you’re taking care of your dental crowns! After all, you want to get the most out of that investment in your oral health and do your part to help them last as long as possible. Here are some tips for how to properly care for dental crowns:

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  1. Keep Up with Standard At-Home Dental Care Every Day
  2. Cleaning your dental crown doesn’t need any extra special maintenance other than what we recommend for teeth without a dental crown! Continue to brush your teeth twice a day and remember to floss every day. This simple routine will keep your gums healthy and help prevent the tooth underneath the crown from forming decay.

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  3. Be Careful with Certain Foods
  4. To reduce the likelihood of breaking or cracking your dental crown, be extra careful when eating things like hard candy, chunky ice, nuts, hard bread, or chewy things like nougat. Keep in mind that even teeth without a dental crown on them could be damaged from chewing on certain foods in the wrong way!

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  5. Maintain Routine Dental Visits
  6. A dental crown is another reason to maintain routine visits to our expert team. A regular professional cleaning will help keep your teeth, including your crown, in good shape. Also, we will be able to check for any concerns with the condition of your crown that you might not have noticed or seen. But any pain or discomfort around your crown is a sign to contact us before your regular biannual appointment. If there’s a problem, the sooner it’s caught and handled, the better off you’ll be.

As providers of dental crowns, Corvallis Dental Group is happy to answer any other questions you have about this restorative option. Contact us today!

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