How to maintain your new dental crown?
Did you know that a dental crown can have a life span of 10 to 30 years? However, this depends largely on your dental hygiene, regardless of the material of your crown. At the Champlain Dental Clinic in Brossard, we thought we would offer you some tips for maintaining your new crown so that you can keep it in good condition for a long time. Discover them by reading the following article!
Make sure to clean properly
A crown is not prone to cavities. However, this is the case with the teeth that surround it. Brushing is therefore essential to avoiding infections and many other unwanted problems.
For example, brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day. Make vertical movements from the base of the gum to the top of your teeth. Above all, don't neglect flossing and, if you need to, use brushes specially designed for tight spaces. It is important to clean your entire crown and everything that comes into contact with it. Brushing should take you at least 2 minutes (so that the toothpaste has time to work).
Also make sure to replace your toothbrush every three months or even before that if it shows signs of wear; Bristles can lose their effectiveness if they are worn or frayed, which will remove less plaque from your teeth.
Visit your dentist regularly
Make regular appointments for routine dental check-ups and cleaning at your dentist. The ideal frequency of your visits should be every six months. Also remember to ask for descaling to ensure that your mouth is as clean as possible. Each dental appointment will help you prevent a wide range of oral and dental diseases and infections.
Also take advantage of your visit to the dentist to discuss your brushing method. Are you able to go anywhere with your toothbrush and floss? If you are having difficulty with brushing, your dentist can take the time to give you some advice and, if necessary, recommend other instruments that are more suitable for your body type.
At Clinique Dentaire Champlain in Brossard, we offer several personalized dental services for our clients on the Rive-Sud and we also install dental crowns. Contact us to make an appointment!