Posts for: February, 2015

By Ottawa Smiles Dental
February 19, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Discover the best ways to maintain healthy dental crowns when not in your dentist’s office.

No one likes to deal with a damaged tooth; however, once your treatment is complete and you’ve been given a dental crown, the ultimate goal is to make sure that your crown stays healthy and free from chips and cracks. But what are the best ways to care for your dental crowns? What can you do for your crowns in Holland to get the longest life from them?

Embrace good oral hygiene: While dental crowns don’t require special treatment, it’s still important to treat them just as you would your natural teeth. This means brushing and flossing each day and including your dental crowns in this daily regime. While dental crowns can’t develop decay, decay can still form around the crown on natural tooth structures, which can cause serious issues for your dental work.

See your dentist routinely: Seeing your Holland dentist regularly for care is vital to a healthy smile. This will always be true, whether you have dental crowns or not. Unless told otherwise by your dentist, we recommend seeing us every six months for cleanings and exams to make sure that your smile is healthy and your dental crown is offering the best protection for your tooth.

Avoid certain foods: While you don’t have to adopt a completely different diet, we do advise that you avoid eating very sticky foods like caramel or taffy, which could pull off the crown. Also, it’s still best to avoid sugar as much as possible to prevent decay or gum disease around or under the crown where your natural tooth is still susceptible.

If you have any questions about caring for your dental crowns or bridges in Holland, then contact Dr. Todd A. Brower, DDS. Let Ottawa Smiles Dental answer all your dental health questions.