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How to take care of your Dental Crowns & bridges

Dental bridges

Proper care and maintenance of dental crowns and bridges are essential to keep them looking great and functioning effectively. Here are some tips to help you take care of your dental crowns and bridges:

  1. Maintain good oral hygiene: Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily to remove plaque and prevent dental issues. Pay special attention to the area around the dental crowns and bridges, ensuring thorough cleaning. Use a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush to avoid damaging the restorations.

  2. Be cautious with hard or sticky foods: Avoid biting down on hard objects like ice, pens, or fingernails, as they can potentially damage or dislodge the dental crowns and bridges. Also, be cautious with sticky or chewy foods that can pull on the restorations. Cut or break down hard foods into smaller, manageable pieces to minimize the stress on the dental restorations.

  3. Choose your diet wisely: Limit your consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco, as they can cause discoloration to your dental crowns and bridges over time. Rinse your mouth with water after consuming these substances to minimize their contact with the restorations.

  4. Regular dental check-ups: Visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings. They can examine the condition of your dental crowns and bridges, identify any signs of wear or damage, and provide professional cleaning to maintain their appearance and function.

  5. Wear a nightguard (if applicable): If you clench or grind your teeth, inform your dentist. They may recommend a custom-made nightguard to protect your dental crowns and bridges while you sleep and prevent damage caused by grinding.

  6. Address issues promptly: If you notice any issues with your dental crowns or bridges, such as chips, cracks, or looseness, contact your dentist as soon as possible. Do not attempt to fix or adjust them yourself, as it may cause further damage. Your dentist can evaluate the situation and provide the necessary repairs or adjustments.

By following these care tips and maintaining regular dental visits, you can ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your dental crowns and bridges.

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