How to Care for a Dental Crown

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A dental crown has been placed on a tooth by Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson to protect it and restore it to its former shape, size, and strength. But now what? How do you care for your dental crown, and thus maintain your oral health?

After having a dental crown placed, it is important to uphold proper dental hygiene. This includes twice daily brushing and daily flossing of all the teeth, including your dental crown. Take particular care around the area where your dental crown and tooth meet the gums. Rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash at least once a day can also help uphold the health of your crowned tooth and your smile. Another way to care for your smile and dental crown is to schedule and keep your regular dental appointments.

To care for your crown further, avoid bad oral habits. These include:

– Opening packaging with your teeth
– Grinding the teeth
– Clenching the teeth
– Biting the fingernails or other non-food items
– Chewing ice

Feel free to contact Dentists at Memorial Park today to learn more and to set up your next visit. Our dentist and team in Houston, Texas, greatly look forward to helping you improve and maintain the health of your smile!