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A dental crown has been placed on a tooth by Dr. R. Erik Cantwell to protect it and restore it to its former shape, size, and strength. But now what? How do you care for your dental crown, and thus maintain your oral health?

After having a dental crown placed, as at any other time, it is important to uphold proper dental hygiene. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day, taking extra care around the area where your dental crown meets the gums. Rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash at least once a day can also help uphold the health of your crowned tooth and your smile. One more way to care for your smile and dental crown is to schedule and keep your regular dental appointments.

To further care for your crown, avoid negative oral habits. These include:

– Grinding your teeth
– Clenching your teeth
– Biting your fingernails or other non-food items
– Chewing ice
– Opening packaging with the teeth

We welcome you to contact Copper Ridge Dental today to learn more about caring for a dental crown and to set up your next visit. Our dentist and team in West Jordan, Utah, look forward to helping you improve and maintain your dental health!