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We are happy to announce that we have re-opened! We have implemented additional measures to keep the common areas of our office sanitized. This is in addition to the regular disinfecting and sterilization of our clinical areas that we have always done. We hope that you are well and are looking forward to seeing you soon!
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Do You Have to Brush a Crown Differently?
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When you get a dental crown, it is important that you take care of it. It was put into your mouth to help protect a tooth, and now you need to take care of it so it can do its job. You need to brush it just as well as you do the rest of the teeth in your mouth. Plus, you need to make sure to floss around it. While the crown material itself will not rot, the underlying tooth can, even with a crown on it! Than's right, even with a crown, that tooth's NOT immune to cavities. In fact the tooth beneath the crown is more prone to damage than a healthy tooth that's never had a cavity, filling, or crown. This is because where the crown meets the tooth (we call this area the "margin") is a micro-gap large enough for bacteria to invade underneath the crown. Yuck!

And you usually cannot tell if there is a cavity underneath a crown without a detailed examination by a dentist. But don't worry, as long as you're seeing us for your regular checkups we're constantly checking the margins of your crown (or crowns). If we see something to worry about we'll tell you right away. If it's been a while since you've had a checkup then give us a call today. Let's check those crown margins to see that everything is OK. If not then you can fix the tooth while the problem is small, saving you time and money. Let us help take the worry out of it for you! Just brush and floss well every day, keep your checkups, and you'll be doing all that you can to keep those crowns clean and healty.


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1485 East McAndrews Rd., Medford, OR 97504