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Dental crowns are meant to restore your worn-down, broken, discolored, or severely decayed teeth. Once your crown is placed over your tooth, it can offer strong, beautiful, as well as natural-looking results. To maintain these results, you will need to take good care of your crown. To help you keep it in top-notch condition, our dental team has some tips for you.

First, you need to have a diligent oral hygiene routine that brushes, flosses, and rinses your crown. This will keep your crown clean and pristine. As you do these things, make sure you use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, and products that have been approved by the American Dental Association.

Second, visit your dentists for a routine dental cleaning and exam every six months. This will allow our dental team to inspect your dental crown, deeply clean it, and make sure it’s in pristine condition. This will also give you a chance to ask questions or voice any concerns you may have.

Third, be careful as you chew with the crown when it’s first placed in your mouth. This shouldn’t be the case once the cement has fully hardened and your crown is secure. It’s also recommended to avoid chewing sticky foods with the crown because the suction can pull the cap off the tooth and expose the abutment.

If you would like to know more about how to care for your dental crown in Brecksville, Ohio, don’t be afraid to ask our dental team. All you need to do is dial 440-526-8688 and we will be happy to help you. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Drs. Brandon and Feleppelle if you have concerns for your crown.