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The new dental crown installed by Dr. Bergstein is intended to restore the tooth enamel layer of a tooth that needed treatment or cosmetic restoration. Even though it was created from durable materials that are invulnerable to cavity development, the dental crown will still need to be included in your daily oral hygiene routine.

If plaque and food particles are not cleared away when you brush and floss your teeth they can harden into calculus near the gumline. As this starts to happen, you will be at increasing risk of suffering gum disease and other periodontal health complications. This could gradually start to weaken the connection between the dental crown and the abutment that anchors it in your mouth.

Your new dental crown will need to be brushed twice and flossed once each day, just like one of your natural teeth. If you’re having trouble flossing around your new dental crown you might want to try using waxed dental floss. The waxy coating will help slip the strand in place with reduced risk of snapping the strand into your gums.

Your regular dental checkup at Dr. Bergstein’s dental office is also important to maintaining your dental crown as well as the overall health of your mouth. The dental cleaning will remove any residual hardened tartar to reduce your chances of suffering gum disease. At the same time, the examination will monitor the health of your gums and the integrity of your crown.

If you are in the Lakeville, Minnesota, area and you have an oral hygiene question you can always call 952-236-1888 to speak to a staff member at Plaza Dental PA.