Dental crowns in Shelbyville, Tennessee, are strong, reliable, and successful, but that doesn’t mean they’re unbreakable. There are many things that can harm your dental crown, which is why it’s so important to take good care of it. To help you do so, our Chamberland Dentistry PC team encourages you to do the following things on a regular basis:
-Keep up on oral hygiene: Make sure you brush your teeth twice a day, floss your teeth once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with mouthwash. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. As you floss, use a product that can slide easily into place. As you rinse, use antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash. Make sure every oral hygiene tool you use has been approved by the American Dental Association.
-Visit your dentist: For a top-notch dental crown, you need to visit your dentist, Dr. Pam Chamberland, every six months for a routine dental cleaning and checkup. During this appointment, she will examine your dental crown and fix any issues if necessary.
-Be careful while chewing: As you chew your food throughout the day, it’s best to be careful when you chew on the side of the mouth where the crown lies, at least when you first get the crown. It’s best to avoid chewing sticky and hard foods on that side altogether.
Doing these things can help you keep your dental crown in tip-top shape for many years, so make sure to keep them on your “To-Do” list! For more information, tips, and details, please call our office today at 931-684-9167. We’re here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!