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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Dental and Oral Health (Adults)
Tooth Cleaning and Brushing
After a professional tooth cleaning the gums are usually hurt. How long after the procedure can we resume toothbrushing so as not to hurt the gums more?
If the gums are tender, brushing and flossing them 2-3 times a day immediately following your cleaning is the best treatment. Tissues are tender because they are inflamed and need the stimulation of the brush and floss to firm up.
Wendy J Moore, RDH, EFDA, BS, MS
Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University