Cancer treatments can be hard on your body – and that includes your teeth and mouth. It can make you more vulnerable to dry mouth, gum disease, and other dental problems.
Because cancer treatment affects your oral health, it’s important to consult with us throughout your treatment. We may recommend more frequent dental exams and cleanings, fluoride applications, or other strategies to help you deal with unwelcome side effects of your cancer treatment.
Watch this video from the American Dental Association to find out more about how cancer treatment affects your oral health. If you have any questions or concerns, visit our Zanesville, OH dentist office or call 740-214-1301.