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How do you floss your permanent crowns?

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famv5

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I am asking this question because I have been doing it a certain way for years. Just recently, my hygienist informed me that I've been doing it wrong. That, of course, got me thinking and researching and so far I have found that the way I was told and have been doing is right.

So I floss around my permanent crowns by slipping the floss into the gum, clean up and down along each tooth and then SLIDE it out. I was told many years ago not to pull the floss back down because it could damage the crown or pop it off, possibly.

Well, during my recent cleaning appointment, my hygienist told me that I should be treating my permanent crowns like any other tooth and flossing up and down. She said that you only slide out the floss around temporary crowns. Sigh. She also suggested a Waterpik which I just started using.

Does this sound right to you? Any of you that have permanent crowns, how do you floss?
 
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mynr95

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I floss my crowned teeth the same way you describe it, sliding out! I do repeat it 2/3 times though to compensate!
You hear so many horror stories about crowned teeth coming out I wouldn't do anything to hurry the situation along!
 
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FearfulInMA

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I floss mine the same way as the rest of my teeth. My dentist said to do this (I only had to give special treatment to the temporary ones). I’ve had 3 of my crowns for years and (knock wood) no issues.
 
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famv5

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Interesting. Maybe both ways are fine.

I was just floored when she told me that I should floss them like my real teeth.
 
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blinkakawize1

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I stay close to the base of the tooth to avoid the welding. Then I just do a saw motion to get the string out. To prevent jerking and damaging the mold.
 
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scaredofeverything99

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Just floss like all the rest of your teeth. That's what I do.:)
 
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