Pediatric After Care for Preventive Visits

After Care 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.

After Care Instructions Following Fluoride Treatment

We currently use a fluoride varnish treatment which requires at least 10-15 minutes of no rinsing, eating, or drinking for each patient unless directed otherwise.

After Care Instructions Following Sealant Placement

Your child may notice that the tooth feels different because of the new sealant. The teeth/ bite will adjust and 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.