Do you want to maintain a top-notch smile and great oral health during your cancer treatments? If so, our dentist, Dr. Khashayar Khomejany, is more than happy to help you. Unfortunately, there can be many side effects from cancer treatments that can affect your teeth and gums. Some of the more common problems include dry mouth, mouth sores, sensitive gums, gum disease and more. To prevent these problems from occurring, and to keep your smile in the best condition possible, our dentist encourages you to do the following things:
-Keep up on oral hygiene: This means you need to clean your teeth and gums regularly. You should do so by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and rinsing daily. Doing these things can keep the smile clean, healthy and strong.
-Visit your dentist: The treatments involved in your dental checkups help prevent major dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease, so it’s best to attend your checkups every six months.
-Watch what you eat: Your smile can become fragile during treatment, so it’s best to avoid foods and drinks that can harm the teeth and gums, like crunchy, spicy and acidic foods as well as acidic drinks and alcohol.
-Drink water often: Drinking water can wash your smile throughout the day, it can keep you hydrated and it can help you prevent dental issues.
To learn more about how to help your smile during cancer treatments, please reach out to our dental team in Vallejo, California. Contacting Plaza Dental Care at 707-642-1360 can be the first step to getting the answers you’re looking for. We are excited to help you!