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Taking Care of Teeth After Cancer Treatment

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Oral Health


After cancer treatment, you may face many health challenges, including oral health issues. After treatment you might need anything from a simple cleaning to more extensive dental work. Here are some steps to follow so that you can get the best oral health once you finish treatment.

Visit your dentist to find out what is going on in your mouth. Many cancer patients may have severe tooth decay because of the dry mouth that they experience during treatment. A dentist can help treat the decay by filling cavities and doing other procedures to ease oral health issues.

Steps that you can take on your own include brushing regularly, flossing daily, and rinsing your mouth often. Make sure to avoid tobacco and eat nutritious foods. These steps should help you with your oral health after cancer treatment. Speak to a dental professional for any serious treatments or procedures that you may need.

http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/c/cancer-after-treatment

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Is Your City Fluoridating Their water? Here’s One That Didn’t

Although scientists have already provided ample evidence that fluoridating drinking water can help reduce dental carries (cavities), many cities still choose to forego fluoridation. If your city is choosing to stop fluoridating their water or if the water isn’t currently being fluoridated, this story of what happened in Juneau, Alaska might be a wake-up call. […]

Dec
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The Abuse of Teeth in Nursing Homes

By the time you have reached your seventies, your teeth are tired. Even with proper care and regular trips to the dentist, your teeth and gums have gone through a lifetime of wear and tear. Teeth can withstand this wear and tear if they have received proper care and treatment throughout their life, but for […]

Dec
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What is Enamel and How Does it Work?

If you’ve ever been to the dentist, then you’ve heard them talk about enamel. Dentists spend a lot of time talking to their patients about enamel, plaque, and tooth decay. We believe that to really understand how to keep your teeth healthy, you have to know what enamel is and how best to take care […]

Nov
25

Treating Cracked and Chipped Teeth

Cracked a Tooth? Cracking or chipping your tooth can be extremely painful. While a chipped or cracked tooth may cause issues with chewing, biting, and eating, it can also cause further harm to your other teeth. What Happens? A cracked tooth can cause harm to the root of the tooth and can sometimes lead to […]

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