Going to the dentist can bite, particularly if you need a crown. It may sound like a royal experience, but it usually involves two visits – the first for the installation of a temporary crown, the second one for the actual crown.
Dr. Robert Morlan of Morlan Family Dental just announced that he has found a solution to this two-part ordeal with new equipment that puts the new crown in your head in just one visit. Here’s some information on this state-of-the-art change that will likely spread to other practices as well.
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Clean between your teeth by flossing at least once a day. You can also use a mouthwash to help kill bacteria and freshen your breath. Decay-causing bacteria can linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Floss and mouthwash will help remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use fluoride toothpaste to remove food particles and plaque from the tooth surfaces. Also be sure to brush the top surface of your tongue; this will remove any extra plaque-causing food particles, and help keep your breath fresh!