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11 June, 2019

Taking Care Of Your Teeth When You Have A Crown

If you have never had a dental crown before and have recently had one fitted, you may be wondering if there is anything that you need to do to look after your crown and teeth. There are many different reasons as to why you may need a dental crown, and you can find a lot of excellent information on the subject on the government website that you may find useful.

If you are going to have a crown installed soon or already have one, below are some tips to help keep your smile and look after your teeth and their crowns.

Brush Your Teeth Twice A Day
You should brush your teeth at least twice a day and preferably straight after you have eaten a meal. If you can not brush straight after eating, then rinsing your mouth out with water is an excellent way to get rid of food particles stuck in your teeth and gums and help keep your mouth clean. As well as brushing daily, you should also floss your teeth once a day to ensure that all food particles are removed. Make sure that you also brush your gums and tongue to help keep your mouth fresh and clean.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly
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Even though you may not feel that you have any dental problems, it is still necessary to visit your dentist regularly, every six to twelve months. Even though the dentist who installed your crown would take every step required to prepare the tooth before installing the crown, it is common for problems to develop later, such as tooth decay beneath the crown. A regular x-ray will help diagnose this if it occurs and can prevent expensive dental treatment, as well as a potentially painful situation. When you compare the cost of an x-ray to the cost of dental crowns in the Brisbane area, prevention is best as well as cheapest, so see your dentist regularly and visit a dental hygienist also to keep your teeth in excellent condition.

Choose Your Food Wisely

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It is essential that we all eat a healthy diet, and this also has a significant impact on the health of our teeth. Some people who have had crowns put on their teeth will find that they are sensitive to food and drink that is either very hot or very cold. You will also want to avoid foods which are extremely hard such as crunchy vegetables, crunchy bread, or hard candy. Cook the vegetables slightly first before eating them to soften them up, and you will also want to avoid sticky puddings and sweet drinks which are bad for our teeth as well as our health.

When you have a crown installed on a tooth, it is strong and robust and should allow you to be able to eat whatever you like. However, not eating hard and crunchy foods will help to keep your teeth in better condition and also prevent further dental problems which could prove to be both painful and expensive to resolve.

*Image Source for the first image: Pixabay

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