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Your new dental crown installed in your mouth by Dr. Gloria Barredo is intended to restore your tooth for many years. It was created from special dental materials that are meant to withstand the rigors of chewing food. This also means the crown itself will not be vulnerable to bacterial tooth decay.

Yet you should not let this fact dissuade you from paying it special focus in your daily oral hygiene routine. Without regular brushing and flossing, food material and plaque buildup can adhere to the crown. In time, it could harden into tartar. Also known as calculus, this substance introduces a constant bacterial presence at the gumline, promoting gum disease.

Deep inflammation in the gum tissue can give bacteria access to the seam where your crown is cemented to the tooth. This could weaken the cement holding your dental restoration in place.

It’s also possible for bacteria to attack the root of the tooth that anchors your dental crown in your mouth. Severe gum disease can even result in a loss of bone structure that anchors the tooth in your mouth.

Brushing your teeth twice and flossing once each day is essential for removing plaque and residual food material from your mouth. Poor oral hygiene can allow hardened tartar to form near the gum line, promoting gum disease.

Your twice-annual dental exam and cleaning at our dentist’s clinic is also very important for maintaining your crown. The cleaning procedure will effectively remove any lingering tartar from the crown and monitor the overall health of your mouth.

If have a problem with a dental crown in Jupiter, Florida, you can always call 561-741-8008 to schedule an appointment.