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.

 

Discomfort:

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.

 

Eating:

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

 

Smoking:

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