Did you know that cancer can cause oral health complications? These complications can affect your quality of life. Some people may experience very inflamed oral tissue, cavities can become rampant, and gums may bleed easily. To minimize oral health complications while treating cancer Belle Forest Dental has some easy tips.
To maintain good oral hygiene during cancer treatments you can do the following:
Brush with a soft toothbrush to clean your teeth and gums.
Floss gently and regularly.
Use alcohol-free mouthwash
Inflammation starts with red gums that may bleed. Even slight bleeding should not be ignored.
Rinsing with chlorhexidine gluconate twice per day for 2 weeks, then twice per week through the remainder of cancer therapy will keep oral bacteria levels down.
Prescription strength fluoride toothpaste can help prevent cavities.
Regular dental visits to identify problems before they develop. It may be suggested to visit your dentist more frequently.
We all know someone that has been affected by cancer. It can affect many aspects of a person’s life. Belle Forest Dental would like to help you maintain and keep your good oral hygiene.
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