Did you know having a top-notch oral health can help you have a more convenient cancer treatment? Well, it’s true. If you have a healthy smile, you won’t likely suffer the dental side effects and troubles associated with cancer treatment.
So, to help you, our Alpha Dental Spa team recommends having a pristine oral health by doing the following things:
-Visit your dentist: During your dental appointment, your dentist will examine your smile and determine which dental treatments will benefit you the most. This is necessary because treating areas of concern before you begin treatment may reduce possible side effects that are related to chemotherapy and radiation.
-Brush regularly: It’s very important to brush your teeth twice a day with an extra-soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. If you need a softer brush, you can soak your toothbrush in warm water.
-Floss: Make sure you floss your teeth at least once a day. Flossing can help you remove the plaque and food particles that are stuck between your teeth. If your gums are sore or bleeding, please avoid flossing those areas and move on to clean the rest of your smile.
-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: Try to rinse your mouth once a day. This will help you remove food and debris from your teeth and gums. Avoid using mouthwash that has alcohol in it. Rinsing often, along with brushing and flossing, may help reduce your chances of having tooth decay and infection. Rinsing also helps protect your teeth from the harsh chemicals in vomit.
If you do these things, you will be on the right track toward a more convenient experience. For more information and details about how to have a healthy smile while going through cancer treatment in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, please call our office today at 856-829-1989 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. David Cho.