17 December 2014
One of the side effects of cancer treatments is a dry mouth. This can occur whether you have radiation or chemotherapy treatments. The symptoms could last for several months. Therefore it's a good idea to prepare for the possibility of developing this condition before you begin treatments. One thing you can do is see your dentist before you undergo cancer treatment and have dental work completed if possible. You may also need to see your dentist more often during this time since a dry mouth puts you at a higher risk of developing oral infections and problems with your teeth and gums.
9 December 2014
Sometimes, people brush their teeth twice a day, but don't floss regularly. It might be obvious when they go in for an appointment with the dentist for a checkup and their gums bleed once the dentist flosses their teeth. It's really easy to promise to be better next time, but unless flossing is a habit, it could be hard to remember and keep those promises. So what should you know about flossing besides the fact that you should do it?