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Maximizing The Longevity Of Your Dental Crown: What To Do After Installation
Posted on 2/6/2023 by Aron Geelan, DMD
A dental crown helps the tooth restore shape, size, and strength. The dentist will remove part of your decayed tooth and cement the crown. After installing your dental crown, you must take specific steps to ensure it lasts for as long as possible.
Before you leave the dentist's office, ensure you learn everything about dental crowns and how to take care of them. Continue reading to know what to do after the installation of dental crowns:
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
Brushing your teeth twice a day with a soft toothbrush and the right toothpaste, as well as flossing, would be beneficial. It's also a good idea to rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash to freshen your breath.
Also, ask the dentist how long you need to take when brushing your teeth. Then the steps, like what to start with and where to finish.
Avoid Hard And Sticky Meals
After installing your dental crown, you should also be mindful of what you eat and drink. Avoid hard, sticky, or crunchy foods that could damage the crown. Also, foods and drinks high in sugar can lead to tooth decay. Additionally, avoid biting or chewing on anything that is not food.
Visit The Dentist Regularly
After installing your dental crown, schedule regular check-ups with your dentist. Your dentist can monitor your dental crown's condition and ensure it functions correctly. They may also recommend that you have X-rays taken to check for any signs of decay or other issues.
If you notice any changes in how your dental crown feels or functions, or if you experience any pain or discomfort, contact your dentist immediately. They will be able to determine the cause of the problem and recommend the appropriate course of action. Visit our dentist to ensure you know what to do after dental crown installation.
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