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If you are currently being treated for cancer, then our dentist, Dr. Khashayar Khomejany, encourages you to keep your oral health in mind. Sometimes the teeth and gums can suffer from the side effects associated with cancer treatment, like dry mouth, mouth sores, gum disease, sensitive gums, jaw pain and infection. So, it’s best to do everything you can to keep your smile in tip-top shape during treatment. You can do so by doing the following things:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: This means you need to brush, floss and rinse regularly. In fact, you should brush twice a day, floss once a day and rinse daily. These things can help you maintain strong, healthy and clean teeth and gums.

-Visit your dentist: Your dental checkups will help you have the successful oral health you need, especially because the treatments involved help you keep gum disease at bay. So, make sure to keep up with your checkups every six months.

-Watch what you eat: Unfortunately, your smile can be very weak and fragile during cancer treatment, so it’s best to avoid foods and drinks that are harder on the teeth and gums, like spicy, crunchy and acidic foods as well as alcohol.

-Drink water often: This can help you frequently clean your mouth as well as help you to stay hydrated; and keep dental issues at bay.

Do you have questions about how to care for your smile while you are being treated for cancer? If so, our dental team in Vacaville, California, is more than happy to help you. When you reach out to Vacaville Dental Studio by dialing 707-448-5339, we will be happy to give you the answers and information you need.