Instructions Following
Dental Cleanings (Prophylaxis), Fluoride Treatment and Sealant Placement


  • Following a Cleaning

    You may experience some tenderness for a day or two. If this persists, you may rinse with warm salt water 2-3 times per day. For discomfort you may also take Tylenol, Advil or Motrin as directed.

  • Following a Fluoride Treatment

    Patients should not rinse, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes to maximize the fluoride’s direct contact with the teeth.

  • Following Sealant Placement

    You 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. You should avoid sticky, crunchy, or hard foods for 24 hours following the placement of the sealant.