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Keizer Family Dental Care October 2017 Newsletter
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Helping to Protect Dental Crowns for Longevity
When you get a dental crown, it is important that you learn how to take care of it. If you take good care of it, you will get more years of use out of it than if you did not take care of it. There are a few things that can be done to help make crowns last as long as possible. Here are some of the things that you can do to increase how long your crowns last in your mouth.

Helping Crowns Last as Long as Possible

First, you need to make sure that you are keeping your mouth clean and healthy. This means that you need to keep brushing twice each day. Plus, you need to floss at least once per day. When you are done flossing, you should also rinse your mouth thoroughly with mouthwash. Then, make sure you come in and see us every six months.

Next, you need to make sure you are not chewing on anything that is not good for you. This includes ice, pens, pencils, and similar items. Chew on foods, drink your beverages nicely, and do not put excess pressure on that crown.

Finally, you want to make sure that you get checked out for bruxism. That is when you grind or clench your teeth. Doing this puts a lot of strain on your teeth, especially a crown. It can cause your crown to crack or even break off.

If you are not sure what other things you can do to help keep your crown healthy, ask us at your next appointment!

Straws Can Help Improve Pain in Your Mouth
Do you regularly struggle with pain or sensitivity in your mouth? If so, you will need to have you teeth and mouth evaluated as soon as possible. Most of the time, when you have pain in your mouth, it will require some type of treatment to address the problem and alleviate pain. However, until you are able to schedule an appointment, you may want to consider taking some over-the-counter pain relievers if the pain is intense and using a straw to drink any beverages.

When you use a straw, it helps your teeth avoid contact with the beverage you are drinking. This can help alleviate problems that stem from sensitivity or pain after drinking a hot or cold beverage. While this is a temporary solution, it will not stop the pain in the long-run, so be sure to schedule an examination to prevent future dental health problems.

Do Not Ignore Sugar Sensitivity
Did you recently take a bite into something sweet and noticed that you suddenly had intense pain? This could be caused by sugar sensitivity. This is a serious condition that needs to be checked out. The moment you notice that your teeth get painful, we should be the first call you make.

Sugar sensitivity is normally caused by a lot of cavities or caries in your mouth. When the caries is treated, usually with a filling, the pain can go down dramatically. However, leaving it alone means that you are far more likely to struggle with long-term pain. Call our office today and let us help!

Keizer Family Dental Care strives to provide the best possible dental care in a warm and caring environment. We enjoy talking with our patients and would love to hear from you. Just click the "Submit Question" link below.



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4600 River Road North, Keizer, OR 97303



 

 

 
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