Crowns are a common treatment since they can fix so many different dental issues. There are a few things to be mindful of if you have received a dental crown. Avoid grinding or clenching your teeth, as any type of trauma can lead to your crown chipping or cracking. A custom-made guard is an excellent way to protect your crown and the integrity of your other teeth. You should also avoid crunching down on the ice and hard food items, such as hard candies. Also, donít bite fingernails or hard objects, like pen or paper clip. Neglecting your oral care routine or not being thorough can easily cause you to lose a crown prematurely. All of your teeth need proper care, decay can develop in the natural tooth structure below the crown. A regular at-home oral hygiene routine of brushing at least twice a day and daily flossing helps to keep your oral health is at its best.