What are the Best Foods to Eat After a Teeth Cleaning and Fluoride?

Every six months, it is essential to visit your dentist for a professional teeth cleaning. Biannual teeth cleanings can ensure your teeth and gums are thoroughly cleaned and catch serious oral health problems early on. Here at River Run Dental Spa, we are pleased to perform professional teeth cleanings in our relaxing, spa-like office. Several of the major benefits of teeth cleanings include:

Plaque Removal

Tartar and plaque buildup can lead to serious oral health problems. Even if you brush and floss your teeth properly, it can be very difficult to remove all debris, bacteria, and deposits from gum pockets. The good news is that a hygienist or dentist at our office can remove this potentially damaging buildup.

Fresher Breath

Bad breath is typically a sign of advancing gum disease. It is caused by gum infection and/or rotting food particles and can be freshened by a professional teeth cleaning.

A Healthier Smile

If you’re longing for a healthier looking smile and whiter teeth, a professional teeth cleaning is a must. It can remove stains and yellowness and improve your confidence.

Tooth Decay Prevention

One of the most common dental issues is tooth decay. If you are concerned about tooth decay, fluoride treatment during a teeth cleaning can reduce its risk.

If you did not receive fluoride, you can eat immediately after your cleaning. However, if you did undergo fluoride treatment, it’s best to wait at least 30-minutes before eating. We suggest you avoid foods that are sticky, spicy, crunchy and hard. Foods that are soft like soup, mashed potatoes, bananas, and hard boiled eggs are recommended.

Contact River Run Dental Spa

Call our office at (804) 262-1060 to schedule a professional teeth cleaning at our modern, spa-like facility in Richmond, Virginia.