You have just had hygiene active therapy, here are a few things you should know:


You may experience some minor discomfort following your hygiene treatment. Please read and follow these instructions. They will help make you more comfortable.

Care of your mouth:

Brush and floss gently as usual that night. Try hygiene implements recommended by your hygienist the next day.



Your gums may become sore or tender. Take 1-2 Advil should you need to eliminate any discomfort. You can also swish warm water with salt.



Avoid food like popcorn kernels, small seeds, nuts or crunchy chips that may get lodged under your gums.



Please do not smoke following your hygiene treatment. Tobacco smoke is an irritant to healing.  Refrain from smoking for 24 hours or longer.