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If you have a temporary dental crown, it is very important that you keep it in top-notch condition by doing the following things:

· Avoid eating sticky foods and treats like caramel, gummy bears, gum, and hot tamales. These products have the potential to stick to your dental crown and pull it out of place.

· Try to chew the majority of your food on the opposite side of your mouth. This will keep your crown from wearing down or becoming damaged.

· Don’t eat hard foods, like raw vegetables. These foods can harm your crown by breaking or cracking it. They can also knock your crown out of place.

· Keep from pulling your floss out from between your teeth when you floss. It’s best to slide the floss out from the crevice so the floss doesn’t catch the bottom or corner of the crown and pull it out of place.

Our team at Crossroads Dental cares for you and your smile, and we want you to have the best dental experience possible. So, if you have any questions about your temporary dental crown or if you have any problems, please remember that you can always call 319.291.3908 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Carol Halloran. We are here to help you if you ever need it, so please don’t hesitate to call!