Whether you believe it or not, having a pristine oral health can make cancer treatment more convenient and less troublesome. If you have a strong and healthy smile, there is a high chance that you won’t need to worry about the dental troubles that could occur during cancer treatment.
So, to help you have the best oral health possible, our Trine Dental Group team recommends doing the following things:
-Visit your dentist: It’s best to treat all of your dental issues before you begin treatment. By treating the areas of concern, you will likely reduce the chances of having dental side effects when you undergo chemotherapy and radiation.
-Brush regularly: It’s best to brush your teeth twice a day with an extra-soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Don’t forget to brush your tongue!
-Floss: Floss your teeth once a day. However, you should not floss the areas that are sore or bleeding.
-Avoid using tobacco: Tobacco products are very harmful for your body, especially your mouth. If you stop using tobacco, it may help your body heal faster.
-Rinse often: Rinse your mouth regularly. Doing so will help you deeply clean your mouth and reduce the chance of having tooth decay and infection. Rinsing can also protect your teeth from the acidic particles in your vomit.
If you have any questions about the provided tips, or if you would like to know more about oral health and cancer treatment in Orland Park, Illinois, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call at 708-448-2588. Dr. Christopher Pavletic and our team are here to help you in any way we can!