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What Are the dos and don’ts after a teeth cleaning?

You're free to enjoy your favorite foods after your professional teeth cleaning in Fishers, IN. However, to keep your teeth healthy, we recommend avoiding or lowering your consumption of certain foods and drinks.

What Not to Eat After a Teeth Cleaning

To maintain your results and prevent new tartar from forming on your teeth, we recommend limiting the following foods and drinks:

  • Acidic foods and beverages like soda, fruit juice, and hard candy
  • Sugary foods and drinks like sodas and sweets

Additionally, if you've had a fluoride treatment, we recommend not eating anything for about half an hour after your dental visit.

And after your teeth cleaning, it's essential to brush and floss regularly, preferably after every meal or at least twice daily. And be sure to rinse your mouth if you indulge in foods or beverages that are not smile-healthy—this is an alternative to brushing and flossing if you are not at home and can't properly clean your teeth.

In conclusion, do brush and floss regularly, but don't overindulge in sweets and acids.

Schedule a Teeth Cleaning with Your Dentist in Fishers, IN

Twice-yearly teeth cleanings are essential to your long-term oral health. If you have not had a cleaning in a while or it's time for your dental checkup, contact our dental office to schedule a visit with the dentist.

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