Good oral hygiene habits are the foundation of maintaining a healthy mouth in the long term. Just because your new crown is made from artificial materials that are not vulnerable to tooth decay, you should not be cavalier about including it in your daily oral hygiene routine.
Dr. Dennis Jenkins recommends brushing your new crown twice each day and flossing each evening, just like the rest of your teeth. This will remove plaque and food residue before they can harden into bacterial-rich calculus, which could promote gum disease.
The bacterial presence and inflammation of gum disease can give bacteria access to the seam where your crown is cemented to the abutment. This could weaken the cement holding the crown in place and loosen it.
This can also enable the bacteria to attack the sensitive abutment that is anchoring your crown. As time goes by, advanced gum disease can even result in a loss of bone structure that anchors the abutments to your jaw.
Your regular dental checkups at Designing Smiles PSC are also important for maintaining your crown. This includes an extensive cleaning procedure. This will allow our team to effectively remove any lingering tarter and monitor the health of your gums as well as the integrity of the crown.
If you have questions or concerns about how to clean and maintain your new dental crown in Sellersburg, Indiana, you can always call 812-246-3386 to speak to member of our staff at Designing Smiles PSC.