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How many hours after a dental filling should I wait before brushing my teeth?
11 doctors weighed in

5 doctors agree
In brief: None
You may brush your teeth as soon as you want.

In brief: None
You may brush your teeth as soon as you want.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Zero
You can brush right away without hurting the filling.
But, you might want to wait until the numbness wears off, so you don't hurt the tissue or make a mess.

In brief: Zero
You can brush right away without hurting the filling.
But, you might want to wait until the numbness wears off, so you don't hurt the tissue or make a mess.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Robert Chin
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
This depends on the type of filling.
Most composite or white fillings can be brushed immediately. Silver amalgam fillings need to wait for at least 3-5 hours before they set completely.

In brief: Depends
This depends on the type of filling.
Most composite or white fillings can be brushed immediately. Silver amalgam fillings need to wait for at least 3-5 hours before they set completely.
Dr. Robert Chin
Dr. Robert Chin
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