A dental crown in Bend, Oregon, might seem like a strong and unbreakable dental restoration, but that’s not always the case. There are many things that can break or damage your crown or even make it come out of place. So, it’s very important to take good care of it on a regular basis. You can do so by doing the following things:
-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. Thomas E. Wold, every six months for a routine dental cleaning and checkup. During this appointment, he 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.
Our Dr Thomas E. WOLD Dentistry dental team wants you to have the best dental experience possible, so if you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about how to take good care of a dental crown, then please call our office today at 541.389.1301. We are here to help you, and we look forward to hearing from you!