By Booker Family Dentistry
December 17, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Here are some tips for maintaining a healthy dental crown in Trenton.

If you have been dealing with a damaged tooth, then you are all too familiar with the discomfort and aesthetically unpleasing appearance. Luckily, you were able to get a dental crown to replace your tooth and finally restore your smile. Crowns in Trenton are a great and easy way to shield and protect a damaged tooth to restore function while also offering a more attractive look. However, now Dental Crownthat you have your dental crown you want to maintain it for as long as possible. Your Trenton dentist offers up tips on caring for your crowns so you can get the most life out of them.

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

This should always be a given; however, you would be surprised how many people become lax about their dental habits once they have an artificial tooth; however, dental crowns are not impervious to decay or gum disease. Therefore, you must still keep up good oral hygiene habits to keep your crowns strong and healthy:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day for a minimum of two minutes each.
  • Floss your teeth thoroughly at least once a day. Make sure to take your time and gently glide the floss between the teeth and along the gum line.
  • When you are brushing and flossing, pay extra attention to the crown area, particularly where the gum and the tooth meet. You don’t want plaque and bacteria to build up around this area, so focus a little more time and energy on this region when you brush and floss.
  • Also consider using an antibacterial mouthwash to keep away bacteria and plaque.
  • Replace your toothbrush every two to three months, or when the bristles begin to splay out. Also, if you’ve just gotten over an illness, you’ll want to change your brush head right away so you don’t put those germs right back in your mouth.

However, the best way to ensure that your dental crown and smile are both getting the proper care they need is to see your Trenton dentist every six months for routine checkups. When you come in we can properly access your crown and make sure everything is working as it should. If it’s time to schedule your next visit with us, call us today.