Department of Dentistry Patient Resources

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Dental care

The following tips sheets were developed by our pediatric dentists to provide you with care instructions following your dental visit.

  • Care Instructions Following Dental Trauma (Injury)
  • Care Instructions Following Sealant Application
  • Care Instructions Following Local Anesthesia
  • Dental Extractions and Other Oral Surgery: Postoperative Instructions
  • Nitrous Oxide: Postoperative Instructions
  • Tooth Extractions: Postoperative Instructions
  • Dental Patient Preoperative Instructions


Orthodontic care

The following sheets offer helpful tips on how to care for your orthodontics at home and what types of food to avoid.

  • Care of Orthodontic Appliances
  • Palate Widening Appliance
  • Instructions Following the Placement of a Space Maintainer
  • Retainer Instructions
  • Care Instructions for Removable Appliances (Retainers)


Useful links

The following websites provide additional information about oral health care and hygiene. The sites also include information and educational activities for kids.


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