Dental care and Cancer treatments?
Here in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry we have helped cancer survivors with their dental care. If you or someone you love has just been diagnosed with cancer there are things you need to know about dental care during these difficult times.
You should know that radiation and chemotherapy can affect your mouth on some ways. They can cause sores and change factors on your mouth like the amount of saliva and sensitivity on your gums. It is very important that as soon as someone gets diagnosed to get a complete dental check with their dentists, as any problems or cavities might get worse during therapy. Dental cleanings must be performed to reduce the risk of gum infections from plaque affecting your blood.
During your treatment, only use toothbrushes with soft bristles and keep cleaning your teeth 2 to 3 times a day (one before going to sleep) and do it softly too. Avoid tooth pastes with strong flavors or whitening ingredients as these might be abrasive and irritate your mouth. Depending on your type of cancer, you should ask your doctor if you can floss softly once a day to dislodge any food debris.
Some people have reported loosing teeth because of their treatment. Dental implants might be the solution they are looking for to restore their smile. Mini implants are the most affordable entry-level teeth solution for a complete arch restoration, followed by All-on-6 and All-on-4, which are teeth mounted on a titanium screw retained bar over dental implants.
If you want to know more about what our dentists in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry can do for you call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.