Brush your teeth and gums 2 to 3 times a day for 2 to 3 minutes each time. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles.
- Let your toothbrush air dry between brushings.
- Use a toothpaste with fluoride.
Floss gently one time a day.
Rinse your mouth 4 times a day with salt and baking soda solution (mix one half teaspoon of salt and one half teaspoon of baking soda in 8 ounces or 1 cup of water).
Do not use mouth rinses with alcohol in them. Use your regular lip care products to keep your lips from drying and cracking. Tell your doctor if you develop new mouth sores or mouth pain.
Chew sugarless gum or suck on sugar-free popsicles or hard candies. Do not eat foods and drinks with a lot of sugar.
Take care of your dentures, braces, or other dental products.
If you wear dentures, put them in only when you eat. Do this for the first 3 to 4 weeks after your transplant.