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How do I Brush the Tooth Under a Crown?


Posted on 10/15/2023 by Weo Admin
A man brushing his teeth in Portland, ORBrushing the tooth under your dental crown is essential to avoid food debris and plaque accumulation. Brushing helps ensure you are immune to common oral issues. Here are the steps you need to follow when brushing under a crown:

Select an Ideal Toothbrush


The first step is to ensure that you have the right toothbrush. A brush with soft bristles is the best to avoid damaging your crown and the surrounding gums. Toothbrushes with stiff bristles will cause wear and abrasions of the crown, leading to cracks or chips over time.

Use the Right Brushing Technique


A cavity can develop under a crown if you don't frequently brush and floss your teeth. To prevent such problems, you need to incorporate the proper brushing technique. Place fluoride toothpaste on your soft-bristled toothbrush. Tilt your brush to a 45-degree angle to ensure the bristles of your toothbrush adequately brush the base of the dental crown.

Ensure your toothbrush is well-angled to clean the crown and the gum. Plaque tends to accumulate in this area; thus, it is essential to clean it. After thoroughly brushing your teeth, rinse using water or an antimicrobial mouthwash. Rinsing helps remove any remaining debris and ensures outstanding oral health.

Don't Forget Flossing


Flossing is also essential to remove food debris stuck between your teeth. Ensure you incorporate a gentle flossing technique. You must ensure you guide your floss carefully on the crown area. You can use interdental picks or brushes to clean the areas around the crown and between your teeth.

Even though you brush and floss your teeth regularly, it is also crucial to ensure you make occasional dental check-ups. Your dentist will be able to monitor the health of your crown and address any concerns early enough. They can also professionally clean the area to avoid food residues and bacteria.
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