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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

Oct
15

Tooth Decay May Prohibit Growth in Children

As children grow, it’s only natural that we, as parents, go to great lengths to ensure they become healthy and happy adults. Recent studies have shown that tooth decay may affect the way children grow up. These studies found that tooth decay actually inhibits growth in children. Because of these findings, it is important for […]

Oct
8

Low Vitamin D Could Cause Cavities in Babies

Research done by a team at the University of Manitoba found that “low levels of vitamin D in pregnancy are associated with the development of cavities in babies.” These findings were based upon a survey of 134 expectant mothers. The study took blood samples from each expectant mother to measure vitamin D levels. Then they […]

Oct
1

Osteoporosis and Oral Health

Having osteoporosis can affect more than just your bones. The treatment for osteoporosis as well as the disease itself can harm your oral health. If you suffer from osteoporosis, then it is important to let your doctor know about any medications that you may take. Many osteoporosis medicines called antiresorptive agents strive to strengthen bones, […]

Sep
7

Are Cavities Contagious?

While this may come as a surprise, cavities are contagious. That’s right, just like catching a cold in the wintertime, you can also catch a cavity. Although sugar is usually to blame for cavities and tooth decay, studies have shown that cavities can be transmitted. This is because bacteria are the culprit in wearing away […]

Aug
31

Burning Mouth Syndrome: What You Need to Know

Have you ever experienced a burning pain in your mouth for multiple days, months, or maybe even longer? If you have, you may be experiencing Burning Mouth Syndrome, here is what you need to know. While any abnormality in your mouth requires a trip to the doctor, burning in your mouth is a clear sign […]

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