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Post-Op Toothbrush (start 2 weeks after surgery)

While brushing the outside surfaces of your teeth, position the brush at a 45-degree angle towards your gum. Gently move the brush towards your tooth in an upward pull only. Do not move back-and-forth vertically or horizontally. You must only pull the brush in one direction, towards the tooth, to help the gum grow towards your tooth.


Brush several times using small, gentle strokes. Use light pressure while pulling the bristles towards your teeth, but not so much pressure that you feel any discomfort.
When you are done cleaning the outside surfaces of all your teeth, follow the same directions while cleaning the inside of the teeth.

Next you will clean the biting surfaces of your teeth. To do this, use short gentle strokes. Change the position of the brush as often as necessary to reach and clean all surfaces. Try to watch yourself in the mirror to make sure you clean each surface. We recommend to brush your teeth for 2 minutes (ie: 30 seconds per quadrant).

Don’t forget to brush the surface of your tongue as well (ideally with a “tongue-scraper”).

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