Post-Appointment Instructions

Space Maintainers

  • Today’s Activity

    • No toothbrushing until tonight
    • Nothing to Eat or Drink for 30 minutes
  • Diet while the Space Maintainer is in the mouth

    • No Sticky Candies

      • Lollipops
      • Hard Candy
      • Chewy Taffy
      • Sugary Gum
  • No biting on hard objects

    • Pens and other Writing Utensils
    • Ice Cubes
  • The properly-fitted space maintainer should not elicit any discomfort. On occasion, it may fell a bit “tight” initially- we would compare this to breaking in a new pair of shoes. A light dose of ibuprofen will alleviate this.