Patience is a virtue, and unfortunately, it’s not one that all of us have. One of the things that most people have a difficult time waiting for is food. Whether you’re at a restaurant waiting for your food to come out, or you’re watching the clock till it’s time for your next meal, ‘hangry’ is simply not something any of us truly enjoy being.
One of the times where waiting to eat, or consume anything really, becomes extremely difficult to avoid is immediately after a dentist appointment. You’ve just had your teeth cleaned, a nice dental hygienist took the time to floss and polish your teeth, and now you’re ready to chow down minutes after?
Some people take the time to think about whether or not it’s really worth it to bite into a big, juicy burger right after their dental cleaning, but this is actually one of the things that you should wait a specific amount of time for. Below are some of the different activities that we suggest waiting for after your dentist appointment.
Eating & Drinking
When it comes to eating and drinking, we usually suggest waiting around 30 minutes after your dentist appointment. When you eat and drink right after your dental care appointment, you could reverse any work that was just done. It’s especially important to avoid any foods that are sticky, primarily sugar or either extremely hot or cold. These types of food could cause damage and discomfort to your teeth that were just cared for.
Ways To Keep That Fresh Feeling
If you love the fresh feeling you have right after your teeth cleaning, there are a few ways that you can hold onto it as long as possible. If you’ve had a fluoride treatment after your cleaning, then you should still wait 30 minutes, but if not you can eat immediately after. In order to hold onto that fresh feeling, try and stick to mild foods for a while so that your teeth aren’t affected by any of the ingredients or temperatures of the meals you’re indulging in.
We do our best to keep your smile fresh and beautiful for as long as possible. Make sure to schedule your dentist appointment with Dr. Trainor today!