Instructions Following Pedodontic Preventive Visits

Instructions Following a Prophy (Cleaning)

Your child may experience some tenderness for a day or two. If this persists, you may have them rinse with warm salt water 2-3 times per day. For discomfort you may also give your child Children’s Tylenol, Advil or Motrin as directed for the age and weight of your child.

Instructions Following Fluoride Treatment

Most often, we use a varnish form of fluoride and patients can eat and drink right away. For patients wearing orthodontic braces or appliances, we use gel fluoride treatment and patients should wait at least 30 minutes before rinsing, eating, or drinking to maximize the fluoride’s direct contact with the teeth.

Instructions Following Sealant Placement

Your child may notice that the tooth feels different because of the new sealant. The teeth and bite will feel normal again in a couple of days. Your child should avoid sticky, crunchy, or hard foods for 24 hours following the placement of the sealant.