- Brush and floss your teeth thoroughly. This will help remove any food particles, plaque, or bacteria that may interfere with the dental procedure or cause infection. It will also make your mouth cleaner and fresher for your dentist and dental hygienist.
- Avoid alcohol and smoking. Alcohol can thin your blood and increase the risk of bleeding during or after the dental treatment. Smoking can impair your healing and increase the risk of complications, such as dry socket or infection. You should avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours and smoking for at least 12 hours before your dental treatment.
- Eat a light meal and drink plenty of water. You should eat a light meal one to two hours before your dental treatment to avoid feeling hungry or nauseous during the procedure. You should also drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and prevent dry mouth. However, you should avoid eating or drinking anything that may stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, wine, or berries.
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