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Do you have a dental crown? If so, it’s time to take proper care of it! If you don’t treat it as your natural teeth, your crown could become worn down or damaged, and we want your crown to last for years to come. So, to help you care for your crown, we strongly recommend doing the following things:

· Brush: Brush your teeth every morning and every night to eliminate the harmful bacteria and plaque that threaten to destroy your dental crown and your smile. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. We also encourage you to brush for two minutes each time for an effective cleaning job.

· Floss: Floss between each crevice of your tooth at least once a day with a flossing product of your choice. Flossing will free the food particles that are stuck between your teeth. If these particles remain, there is a good chance you will become a victim of tooth decay.

· Rinse: Rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily. Rinsing will help you kill the bacteria in your mouth and will protect your dental crown from many dental problems. For the best results, rinse with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash.

· 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.

Call Derek M. Lichter, DDS, Inc. today if you have any questions or if you need help brushing, flossing, and rinsing. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Derek M. Lichter if you are due for a dental cleaning and exam. All you need to do is call 619.591.8945 now!