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.