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If you’re currently receiving cancer treatment, then there is a chance you may suffer dental problems, like dry mouth, mouth sores, sensitive gums, gum disease, infections and more. These problems can be side effects of your treatment. It’s best to keep your smile in mind during your cancer treatments so you can prevent these problems and maintain a top-notch smile. To help you, our dentist, Dr. Dido Kim, encourages you to do the following things:

-Keep up on oral hygiene. This means you need to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your teeth once a day and rinse your mouth daily. These things can help you reduce your chances of having cavities, gum disease and other dental issues.

-Visit your dentist. Your dental checkups are vital for a top-notch oral health, so make sure to attend 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 wash your smile as well as help you stay hydrated and keep dental issues at bay.

For more information and details about how to care for your smile while receiving cancer treatment, please contact Dido Kim. All you need to do is dial 201-854-5500 and our dental team in North Bergen, New Jersey, will be more than happy to help you.