At Ranches Family Dental the health and safety of our patients and staff is always a top priority. At this time our office will remain open for urgent visits as we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. We have monitored current guidelines from the American Dental Association. In order to be proactive, we have implemented the following guidelines to protect both our patients and our staff:
**The lobby is sanitized after every person leaves and has been closed for social distancing until further notice. Because of this, please come alone to your appointment. Make arrangements prior for children- which we know may be inconvenient with all the students out of school. Also, only 1 adult needs to accompany a minor.
**We have cancelled all hygiene and routine visits to stop the potential spread of the virus.
**Please brush your teeth prior to your arrival as the brushing area is closed until further notice.
Please reschedule appointments if you or anyone in your household has traveled outside the US for at least 2 weeks after your return.
If you have any symptoms of fever, cough, chills or flu-like symptoms we ask that you contact our office to reschedule your appointment.
Thank you for your understanding as we continue to provide exceptional dental care in a manner that is safe for both our patients and our team members. Stay healthy.
Thank you, kindly, Ranches Family Dental
How Are You Supposed to Care for a Dental Crown?
Posted on 7/30/2019 by Ranches Family Dental
After you get a dental crown, you will need to make sure that you take steps to protect it. This is because, just like your natural teeth, a dental crown is not indestructible.
Depending on where it is in your mouth and how you treat it, it could last for decades—or it could fail in a matter of years. Ultimately, the longevity of your dental crown will largely depend on how you care for it. With that being said, you need to know how to care for your dental crown. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to help ensure that your crown lasts for as long as possible.
Continue with Your Normal Oral Hygiene Routine
First and foremost, you should make sure to be diligent when it comes to regularly brushing and flossing your teeth. Just because you have a crown does not mean you should start slacking on the oral hygiene routine.
You should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Use a good toothpaste with fluoride in it for the sake of your remaining natural teeth.
Avoid Sticky or Hard Foods
Second, keep in mind that your dental crown is not an actual part of your tooth. Although it may be fused or adhered to the tooth, it is possible for it to come off under the right set of circumstances.
For this reason, avoid crunching ice. Not only can this crack your natural teeth, but It can cause issues for your dental crown as well. In addition, consider ditching hard candy, saltwater taffy, and other similar treats. If you absolutely must eat them, consider sucking on them instead of chewing them.
With the proper care, your dental crown should last you for years to come. So, keep this information in mind!