A few years ago, I started thinking carefully about what I could do to improve my smile. I had lived with crooked, yellowed teeth for most of my adult life, and honestly, I just wanted to feel beautiful. I started thinking about working with a cosmetic dentist, and before I knew it, I was in an office getting a complimentary consultation. I learned about a variety of different procedures that could improve my look, and it was really fun. I wanted to create a blog all about making smiles more beautiful, which is why I made this website. Check out this blog for great information about dentistry.
Before regular dental crowns can be manufactured to fit your decaying teeth, prefabricated stainless steel crowns are often necessary to head off further damage. But since these crowns come in set sizes that are designed to fit a large amount of people, there's a chance that some of them will take up enough space in your mouth to make flossing very difficult. So when you have temporary stainless steel crowns in your mouth, follow these three flossing tips.
Gargle Saltwater Before Starting To Mitigate Swelling Around The Crowns
In the first few days after the crowns are installed, you may experienced some swelling in your gums. If it happens, it's because your gums are reacting to the pressure placed onto them by the metal.
In addition to the pain this swelling causes, it's important to make your gums as close to normal as possible so that they don't take up extra space and make it almost impossible to floss. If you do decide to gargle saltwater, do it just a few minutes before you floss so that your teeth can be cleaned when the salt is most potent.
Start With The Spaces Between Crowns And Normal Teeth
The more spaces between teeth you drive your piece of floss into, the more likely it is that it'll start falling apart. When you get near the end of your work, it's not abnormal at all to see the individual threads in the floss coming apart if you were particularly aggressive with your floss movements.
To ensure that floss breakdown isn't a problem where the string is most needed, start your work by cleaning all the spaces between crowns and normal teeth in your mouth. Then, clean the spaces between crowns. Only then should you move on to the rest of your mouth.
Pull The String Out If You Think It'll Get Stuck Between Two Teeth
Some spaces between teeth are so tight that you're likely to get your floss stuck if you don't move it back up the length of a tooth at the exact right angle. If one of the spaces between a crown and the top of a normal tooth is extremely tight, pull the entire floss string through the hole at the bottom with one hand instead of trying to force it back through the tightest space between the teeth.
If you force the string into the tight space at the top several times and pull the string out instead of forcing it through the danger area again, you can still clean the area like normal. It's easier to keep the floss from getting stuck when you're pushing it into the tooth space instead of out of it because you have much more free space to put the string in a good position.
For more information, contact Willowdaile Family Dentistry or a similar location.Share
27 October 2015