Salem Dental
Dr. Seth Huish

How do I take care of my dental crown?

Toothbrush | Salem OR Dental CrownsNow that you have your brand new dental crown, you probably want to get the most out of your investment, and taking proper care of it at home is a great place to start. Be sure to brush and floss your teeth following American Dental Association recommendations.

Tips for brushing with a dental crown

  • Brush each surface of every tooth
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste
  • Brush teeth for a full two minutes each day
  • Floss in between each tooth daily

The primary material that makes up dental crowns and bridges is similar in strength to your teeth enamel – which means they are subject to the same damage as natural teeth. Teeth grinding, ice chewing, and biting into hard candy or fruit pits all put your dental restorations at risk.

If you grind your teeth, we will create a custom nightguard to prolong the life of your dentistry and your teeth.

Professional dentistry complements your home care. Having regular dental exams and cleanings will protect your dentistry and prevent oral conditions from putting your teeth at risk. Even with adequate brushing and flossing, you will still require a dental hygienist to remove tartar from hard to reach places.

We will always discuss how to care for the dental restorations we provide as part of our comprehensive approach to looking after your smile.

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