Space Maintainer Instructions
- The Space Maintainer that your child has had placed today is cemented onto the tooth with a dental cement that takes about 12 hours to achieve its final set. A soft diet for the rest of today is suggested. Foods like pasta, mashed potatoes, and everyone’s favorite–ice cream are great options. Space Maintainers may come off if your child eats sticky candies, chewing gum, lollipops, etc. Please avoid these as long as your child has any Space Maintainers on his/her teeth. If your child were to dislodge their space maintainer, please hold on to it and call us right away to have it recemented. As always, make sure that your child continues to brush and floss their teeth to maintain optimal oral health!