Arestin® Placement Instructions

To help make sure you get the maximum results from your treatment, you should follow a few steps after your treatment with ARESTIN® (minocycline):

  1. Don't touch. Avoid touching areas of your gums that we have treated. Area is circled on pamphlet sent home with you.
  2. Brushing: After 4 hours, continue to brush three times per day, but no sooner.
  3. Flossing: Do not use floss or other devices (hydrofloss, water pick) that clean between the treated teeth for at least 10 days.
  4. Always follow up. The bacteria that cause periodontal disease are persistent and the infection can return. Please be sure to make follow-up appointments with us to maintain healthy gums and teeth.