A dental crown procedure is a big step in restoring a healthy smile but it is essential to take good care to help ensure its longevity and prevent any complications in the future. In this blog post, we will discuss some simple tips to follow in keeping a successful aftercare process once your dental crown treatment has been completed.
It is essential to avoid anything hard or sticky for the first few days after your dental crown procedure. Hard foods can damage the crown while sticky foods can potentially pull it off! Try to stick with soft and easy to chew foods such as soups, yogurts, salads and eggs for the first few days if possible.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential in general but after receiving a dental crown this is extremely important to keep up with! Brush your teeth twice a day and floss regularly to remove any potential stuck food particles and plaque that have built up around the crown. Use a soft-bristled or electric toothbrush to avoid damaging the crown.
To help with inflammation after a dental crown, try rinsing with saltwater. Mix a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and swish it around your mouth for around 30 seconds before spitting it back out. Do this a few times a day for the first few days to help alleviate any inflammation.
Avoid chewing on hard objects such as pens, pencils or even ice! As they can damage the crown. If you are someone who tends to grind their teeth at grind, ask your dentist about the possibility of wearing a night guard to help protect the crown from excessive pressure.
Regular dental check ups and cleanings are crucial to adding longevity to your dental crowns. With regular check ups at Healthy Smiles, we will check the crown and the surrounding teeth for any signs of damage or decay and recommend any treatment if we detect any issues with the crown.
Using a fluoride mouthwash can help strengthen your teeth and prevent decay, which can affect the longevity of your dental crown. Rinse your mouth with a fluoride mouthwash after brushing and flossing to promote good oral hygiene.
Alcohol and smoking can have a negative impact on your oral health and the longevity of your dental crown. Smoking can stain the crown and increase the risk of gum disease, while alcohol can dry out your mouth and promote the growth of bacteria.
If you experience any problems with your dental crown, such as pain, sensitivity, or difficulty chewing, contact us immediately. Delaying treatment can result in further damage to the crown or the surrounding teeth.
In conclusion, taking good care of your dental crown is essential to ensure its longevity and prevent any complications. Avoid eating hard and sticky foods, maintain good oral hygiene, rinse with saltwater, avoid chewing on hard objects, attend regular dental check-ups, use fluoride mouthwash, avoid alcohol and smoking, and report any problems to us here at Healthy Smiles. By following these tips, you can enjoy a successful recovery after getting a dental crown.