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If you have recently improved the condition of your tooth with a dental crown, good for you! Now your tooth is back in pristine condition and it can help you chew, talk, and smile normally. However, to keep these results, you need to keep your dental crown in tip-top shape, and we recommend doing so by doing the following things:

· Brush: It’s very important that you brush your teeth every morning and every night so you can keep your smile and your dental crown clean and bacteria free. Please brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and with fluoride toothpaste. Make sure to also brush for a total of two minutes each time.

· Floss: Flossing is one of the most important techniques that is often forgotten or ignored. We ask that you please floss your smile at least once a day so you can clean the harmful particles that were not reached by your toothbrush. Flossing will keep your chompers and your dental crown in great condition.

· Rinse: Swish some mouthwash daily to complete the cleaning job and to protect your dental crown from any dental problems. Please rinse with a beneficial mouthwash, like antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash, and follow the swishing instructions on the bottle.

· Visit your dentist: For the best crown results and the best oral health possible, you need to visit your dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and exam. These appointments will let our dental team professionally clean and examine your smile, giving you the best chance at having a strong and functional dental crown and oral health.

For more details about caring for your dental crown, call Rita Frazier DDS Cosmetic & General Dentistry at 757-587-6399 and talk to a member of our wonderful dental team! We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rita Frazier if you have had a dental crown accident or if you have any concerns. We are here to help you in any way we can!