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If you’ve recently improved the health and appearance of your tooth with a dental crown in Chatham, New Jersey, then it’s time to start taking good care of it. If you don’t, there is a high chance your dental crown could break, fall out of your mouth, or even become susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. So, to help you keep it in pristine condition, then our Jacqueline S. Reid DDS team recommends that you do the following things:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: It’s important to keep your dental crown clean and pristine by brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing your smile once a day, and rinsing your mouth daily. For the best results possible, it’s recommended to use a soft-bristled toothbrush as you brush and antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash as you rinse. No matter which tools and products you use, make sure they are approved by the American Dental Association.

-Visit your dentist: It’s vital to visit Dr. Jacqueline S. Reid every six months for a routine checkup and cleaning. This appointment includes the only treatment that can clean your dental crown and smile from plaque and tartar that threaten to create gum disease. This appointment is also a great opportunity for your dentist to correct any problems with your dental crown if necessary.

-Be careful while chewing: Your dental crown has a hard time with tough and sticky foods. So, it’s best to avoid chewing with your dental crown when eating these products.

Call our office today at 973.635.9456 if you have any questions about how to take care of a dental crown. The sooner you call our office, the sooner you’ll be able to keep your dental restoration in tip-top shape. We look forward to helping you!