It is very important that you give your dental crowns special attention to clean them. Remember, the main function of a crown is to cover most or all of a damaged tooth to restore its looks and functionality. Failing to clean all food leftovers and debris trapped between your teeth and the crown could lead to a number of problems. The accumulation could provoke gum disease, gingivitis, tooth decay, etc. Follow these easy crown care essentials to keep them in top condition:
Brushing: It is essential to brush to keep your teeth healthy, especially now that you have the crowns. Brush your teeth after every meal. The bare minimum teeth brushing is twice a day; you should brush them after breakfast and just before going to bed. Not take midnight snacks or you will need to brush them again!
Flossing: You should floss at the very least once a day. When you brush you are missing the 30-40% of your teeth’s surface. This is why flossing is so important. You need to slide the floss out in a horizontal way, instead of up and down trying to snap food particles from there. Doing it up and down might end up dislodging the crown cap. If you have any questions on how to floss properly you should ask your dentist.
Waterpick: Waterpicks are very practical devices that produce a stream of pressured water that helps dislodge food and plaque from the hard to reach places. This is a perfect addition to your daily cleaning routine.
Mouthwash: Complement your daily brushing and flossing with mouthwash. You can ask your dentist what type of mouthwash you can use for better results.
Professional Dental cleaning: Don’t miss your dentist appointment! Is essential that you visit your dentist twice a year for checkups and professional dental cleanings. Your dentist will also ensure you don’t have any complications or tooth decay.
An additional suggestion is to not try to bite down very hard or sticky foods like caramel or raw vegetables. Crowns are not as hard as the enamel of your teeth that can handle lots of pressure. You should be careful not put too much strain on crowned teeth or they might break.
If during your vacation in Cancun you have problems with your crowns, you can call us at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25 and we will delighted to help you!