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A dental crown is a great solution for a worn down, broken, or injured tooth. It can give you the smile you love and miss, and it can last for years to come—but only if you take proper care of it. So, to help you keep your dental crown in tip-top shape, we strongly recommend doing these four 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 a vital technique that cannot be forgotten. Do your best to floss at least once a day so your crown will be protected from the harmful particles that your toothbrush couldn’t reach.

· Rinse: Rinse your mouth daily with a beneficial mouthwash, whether it’s antibacterial or fluoride wash. Rinsing your mouth will complete the cleaning job and will keep your crown in great condition. All you need to do is follow the instructions on the bottle for the best results.

· Visit your dentist: Make sure you visit the dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and exam. These appointments will help you prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems, and they will also give our dental team a chance to check on your dental crown.

It is very important to take care of your dental crown just like you care for your natural teeth. If you don’t brush, floss, rinse, and visit your dentist on a regular basis, your smile and dental crown will be in grave danger. So, if you have any questions or if you would like additional help, call Matthew Jelinek at 952.233.1020 today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Matthew Jelinek. We look forward to helping you!