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Did you know having a healthy smile can help you have a more convenient cancer treatment? Well, it’s true. If you have a top-notch oral health, you won’t need to worry about oral infections or problems that could result from chemotherapy and radiation.
To help you keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong, our Evans Street Dental Center team recommends doing the following things:
-Visit your dentist: It’s important to get any dental issues taken care of before you start treatment because if you don’t, you may experience dental side effects associated with radiation and chemotherapy.
-Brush regularly: Make sure to brush twice a day. As you brush, use 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 extremely dangerous and harmful for your body, so we recommend that you avoid using them. Also, if you stop using tobacco, your body may heal faster.
-Rinse often: Mouthwash is a great product that will help you in many ways. It can deeply clean your smile, reduce your chances of having decay or infection, and protect your teeth from the acidic particles in vomit.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dental care and oral hygiene during cancer treatment in McMinnville, Oregon, please call Evans Street Dental Center today at 503-472-1402. Our team are happy to help you.