Have you recently improved the health and appearance of your tooth with a dental crown in Ann Arbor, Michigan? If so, good for you! Now, if you want it to last for many years, then it’s best to take good care of it. However, our Alberto A. Herrero, DDS team understands that that might be a difficult task if you’re not sure how to do so. So, to help you, we recommend that you do the following things:
-Keep up on oral hygiene: Make sure you brush your teeth twice a day, floss your teeth once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with mouthwash. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. As you floss, use a product that can slide easily into place. As you rinse, use antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash. Make sure every oral hygiene tool you use has been approved by the American Dental Association.
-Visit your dentist: For a top-notch dental crown, you need to visit your dentist, Dr. Alberto A. Herrero, every six months for a routine dental cleaning and checkup. During this appointment, he will examine your dental crown and fix any issues if necessary.
-Be careful while chewing: As you chew your food throughout the day, it’s best to be careful when you chew on the side of the mouth where the crown lies, at least when you first get the crown. It’s best to avoid chewing sticky and hard foods on that side altogether.
Doing these things will help you keep your dental crown in tip-top shape. If you have any questions about these tips or if you would like more specific details, please remember that you can always call our office at 734-222-9140. Our dental team is more than happy to help you!