Oral Hygiene Infomation

Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth clean. Oral hygiene is a means of prevention of cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, periodontitis, bad breath (halitosis), and other dental disorders


Good Reasons Why You Should Go to the Dentist

  1. If you have an infection or problem in your mouth, it can spread to the rest of your body. Learning how to prevent an infection in your mouth is a lot easier than learning how to clear it up once it happens.

  2. When you are going through treatment, you do not want to have an abscess, root canal, extraction, or any other problem that you were unaware of before treatment begins. This is especially true for head and neck cancer patients. They may not be able to have certain dental procedures done after radiation, so it is imperative to have this dental work done before radiation treatment.

  3. If you wear dentures, you will need a dental evaluation for their fit and for the condition of your supporting tissues and bone. A sore mouth can make it difficult to eat and cause problems with getting nutrition and keeping your immune system up.

  4. You could develop difficulty in talking and communicating.

  5. You may have to stop cancer treatment if your mouth becomes too sore.



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