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The Importance Of Visiting A Dentist During Pregnancy

Hello, my name is Karla Madison and this is my blog about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my second child, my gums would bleed when I brushed my teeth. I went to my dentist and he told me that I had pregnancy gingivitis. He also informed me that this is a common condition for pregnant women because their hormones are changing during pregnancy. I followed the instructions of my dentist and my gums stopped bleeding and were healthy again. I also started doing research about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. If you're pregnant, you should read this blog to learn why it's so important to keep up with dental care while pregnant. This blog will give you the information you need so that you can have healthy teeth and gums during your pregnancy.

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How To Care For Your Temporary Dental Crown

by Rose Hale

A temporary dental crown is important to your overall dental crown treatment; don't think it has a lesser value because it is "temporary." That is why you need to take care of it just as well, or even better, than the permanent dental crown. Here are some measures for taking care of temporary dental crowns:

Go Easy On the Affected Side of the Jaw

A temporary crown isn't as strong as its permanent counterpart; its risk of falling off or getting damaged is higher. This makes sense since the temporary crown is held in place by temporary cement because it is destined for removal. Bonding the temporary crown too strongly on the tooth will make it difficult to remove, which may result in further dental trauma.

For this reason, it is advisable to favor the affected side of the mouth while eating. Try as much as possible to use the unaffected side of the mouth so as not to disturb the temporary crown.

Avoid Sticky Foods

It's also advisable to avoid sticky foods while having the temporary crown. This includes things like dried fruit, chewing gum, and toffee, among others.  You don't want to eat anything that will stick to your temporary crown and dislodge it, and that is what sticky foods may do to you.

Avoid Hard Foods

While hard foods will not grab onto your temporary crown, they can still cause damage in other ways. For example, the hard foods can still dislodge the crown due to the heavy biting forces they require; hard foods may also cause your temporary crown to crack. Therefore, this is not the time to be eating chips, nuts, and ice, among other hard foods.

Change How to Remove Floss

Brushing and flossing while having a temporary crown is possible and healthy for your teeth. You don't want to develop dental problems with a temporary crown in your mouth because the crowned tooth may be affected. In fact, you should have no problem brushing and flossing. However, you shouldn't remove the floss in the conventional way of lifting it up; that may snag the crown and dislodge it. Rather, you should remove the floss by pulling it out to one side of the teeth.

Hopefully, you will not have any problems with your temporary or even permanent dental crown. If anything does happen, for example, if the crown is dislodged, consult your dentist as soon as possible for an intervention.

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