How to Clean Capped Teeth

Written by hillary marshall | 13/05/2017
How to Clean Capped Teeth
Floss twice daily to keep food away from your capped tooth. (Dental floss image by lefebvre_jonathan from

A dental cap, or crown, is used to cover teeth that are badly decayed, broken or stained. Some or all of the outer tooth is replaced by the crown. The dental crown is made of either ceramic or metal depending upon your personal preference. To properly maintain your crown you will need to take care of it. This means you should avoid eating sticky foods that may pull it loose and cleaning it before bed and after eating.

Floss your teeth. Slide a clean flosser up and down gently between each of your teeth, including the capped tooth. Carefully go up around the curve of your tooth to the gum line. Replace your flosser when it looks dirty; you may use more than one each time you floss.

Apply a line of fluoride toothpaste to a wet, soft-bristle toothbrush.

Brush the outer surface of both the bottom and top of your teeth. Then, clean the upper and lower inner surfaces. Clean the chewing surface of your teeth last. Pay special attention to capped teeth when brushing, especially where the cap meets the gum line in your mouth.

Brush the roof of your mouth and tongue. Rinse your mouth with water.

Things you need

  • Fluoride toothpaste
  • Soft-bristle toothbrush
  • Flossers

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