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A dental crown has been placed on a tooth by Dr. Jun H Chung to protect it and restore it to its former shape, size, and strength. But now what? How do you maintain your oral health and care for your dental crown?

After having a dental crown placed, as at any other time, it is important to uphold proper dental hygiene. This includes twice daily brushing and daily flossing of your teeth, including your dental crown. Take particular care around the area where your dental crown and tooth meet the gums. Rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash at least once a day can also help uphold the health of your crowned tooth and your smile. Another way to care for your smile and dental crown is to schedule and keep your regular dental appointments.

To further care for your crown, avoid negative oral habits. These include:

– Grinding your teeth
– Clenching your teeth
– Biting your fingernails
– Biting non-food items like pens
– Chewing ice
– Opening packaging with the teeth

Please contact Lansdowne Dental Arts for more information about caring for a dental crown and to set up your next appointment. Our dentist and team in Leesburg, Virginia, look forward to helping you improve and maintain your dental health!