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How to take care of your teeth

Brushing your teeth properly

  1. Brush your teeth at a 45-degree angle with strokes against the gum line.
  2. Once you get to the gum line, hold the brush against it and brush back and forth or in a
    circular movement. Hold the brush flat for 10 seconds every 2 teeth.
  3. Brush all outer surfaces of your upper and lower teeth, following the appropriate
    positioning and techniques.
  4. Likewise, brush all inside surfaces of your back teeth.
  5. As for the inside surfaces of your front teeth, tilt the brush vertically towards your mouth.
  6. Brush the chewing surface of your lower and upper teeth in a back-to- front motion and use
    gentle up-and- down strokes.
  7. Finally be sure to brush the surface of your tongue.

Proper Flossing Technique

  1. Wind 45 cm (18 inches) of floss around middle fingers of each hand. Pinch floss between
    thumbs and index fingers, leaving a one to twoinch length in between.
  2. Use thumbs and index fingers to direct floss between upper teeth. Do not snap floss
    between your teeth as it may bruise your gum tissue.
  3. Contour floss around the side of the tooth.Gently guide floss between the teeth by using a
    zigzag motion.Slide floss up and down against the tooth surface and under the gum line. Floss
    each tooth thoroughly with a clean section of floss.
  4. Likewise, use index fingers to guide floss between the lower teeth.

Post-Surgery Tips

Follow the instructions below in order to have a safe and smooth post-surgery:

  • Diet: Just liquids, creamy and cold foods. Avoid hot foods for at lest 24 hours.
  • Ice Packs: moisturize your skin and place ice packs on the surgery site every 20 minutes for 24 hours.
  • Keep the mouth clean: brush your teeth gently. Don`t rinse your mouth vigorously for 24 hours; past this, rinse your mouth with an antiseptic solution until the day the stitches are removed.
  • Avoid any kind of physical activities for 48 hours
  • Avoid Sun and heat exposure for 48 hours
  • In case of bleeding, place a gauze pad on the surgery site until it stops bleeding. If it persists, you may contact us.
  • Contact us immediately in case of unstoppable, pulsing and unpleasant pain.
  • Return to suture removal in 7 days.