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Baking Soda Paste & Post-Operative Gum Care

Baking soda paste is extremely beneficial for oral health care. There are also practices that can help you recover more quickly and comfortably following operations. Here, we'll go over the use of the paste, as well as some gum care solutions. Our post-operative gum care in Bel Air, MD is here to help keep you and your families teeth strong and healthy. Contact us today to set up an appointment.

Instructions for Baking Soda Paste

Begin by making a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide with a drop or two of water to dilute the peroxide. This mixture should be thick, like toothpaste. Dip your toothbrush in and apply the mixture onto the gumline area of three to four teeth at a time. Massage into the gumline with a firm, circular motion, being careful not to scrub sideways.

Spit the mixture out, clean, and reload the toothbrush. Repeat the action on the next section of your mouth. Continue repeating the process until your entire mouth is treated, paying special attention to the inside surfaces of your teeth which can be difficult to reach. It's important to deliver the mixture to every surface of each tooth.

After you finish with the paste, rinse your entire mouth thoroughly with water. The procedure should be repeated once a day. You'll notice fresher breath and that your mouth will feel cleaner for longer.

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Post-Operative Gum Care

Following operations in your mouth, remember to rinse your mouth eight times every day with warm salt water. Use a ratio of 1/3 of a flat teaspoon of kitchen salt to one cup of water. Home care should be started immediately following your operation.

Scaling & Root Planning Post-Operative Gum Care

Following these procedures, rinse your mouth two to three times a day with warm salt water. Use one full, flat teaspoon of kitchen salt to a cup of water. You may find that your gums become "achy" following a procedure. This is normal. You can use ibuprofen to ease the discomfort. You may also experience a temporary sensitivity to cold.