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Dental Myths w/ Dr. Collins Volume 1: Cleaning around Crowns and Bridges

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7/5/18 

Myth: "I have caps on my teeth so I don't need to clean them"  or   "I have crowns, so I can't have any more problems" 

Truth: I can't believe how much I hear this from my patients. This couldn't be further from the truth. When you have crowns, IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO CLEAN AROUND THEM!  

Here's why:  

1) Crowns only cover a certain portion of your tooth. Wherever the crown doesn't cover your tooth, bacteria can cause that part of your tooth to rot (decay, cavities). 

2) It is easier to get food stuck around crowns, because they don't often exactly mimic what nature gave you. There is ...

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