Caring for Your Crown
Many patients who receive dental crowns in our Naples, FL dental office have questions about how to care for them so that they last longer. We know that your dentistry is an investment and we are here to help you get the greatest value! Here are some helpful tips about dental crown care.
How to Maintain Your Crown
- Brush and floss regularly – The best thing you can do for your natural teeth and your dentistry is to take care of it at home. Brushing properly, twice a day, and flossing at least once per day will help you extend the life of your natural teeth, protect your gums, and prolong the life of your dentistry. Brushing your teeth should take at least two minutes. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush, angle the bristles toward your gum line to make sure you remove the plaque that collects there. Be sure to brush all surfaces of your teeth and the chewing surface, as well. Floss your teeth on both sides in an up and down motion. Allow the floss to glide down below your gums. Do not force it! Make sure you also get the backs of your teeth.
- Wear a nightguard – If you clench or grind your teeth at night, be sure to wear a nightguard to protect your teeth and your dental crown! You jaw can exert enormous force, especially while you are asleep and unaware. If we see signs that you have a clenching or grinding habit, we may recommend a custom nightguard so that you can prevent more cracked teeth and your dental crowns.
- Regular dental exams and cleanings – Even if you feel completely healthy, regular dental exams and dental cleanings can help keep you out of trouble. We examine your teeth and gums for signs of any conditions that may put your health at risk. Cleaning away tartar buildup can reduce the likelihood that you will develop gum disease.
Call our Naples FL Dental Office
If you think you need dental crowns in the Naples, FL area, give us a call! Our dentists provide consistently high-quality dentistry that can extend the life of your smile.