Now that you’ve completed your dental crown treatment at Sapphire Creek Dental in New Braunfels, TX you’ll want to make sure that it lasts as long as it’s intended to. Here are some hygiene tips that will help you get the most out of your dental restoration.
Brushing Your New Crown
Since a dental crown is a cover that fits over your natural tooth, decay can still occur along the margins. Brushing around your crown correctly will help ensure that this doesn’t happen.
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and tilt it to a 45-degree angle so that the ends of the bristles can clean the base of the restoration, where the crown meets your natural tooth.
Flossing Around a Dental Crown
Flossing is extremely important and will help prevent decay from developing around your crown.
Traditional flossing string works great with dental crowns. All you need to do is slide the floss between your teeth, hug the curves of each tooth with the strand, and wiggle it up and down a bit against the tooth (including under your gums.)
When removing the flossing string, if you feel it catching when gliding it up, pull it through at the gum line instead. While flossing shouldn’t pull your crown off, forcing it out when it’s caught on something could lead to a crown popping off.
Dental Crowns in New Braunfels, TX
If you’re looking for a great dentist that can take care of all your family’s oral health needs, then it’s time to visit Dr. Archie Gomez of Sapphire Creek Dental in New Braunfels. We would love to meet you and be your dental “family” for years to come. Call us today!