You will really not be making an impression on the person you are communicating with unless your breath smells nice and safe. Taking care of your mouth and maintaining good oral health is everything a person needs. Many people are terrified of visiting the dentist, that may include the tools a dentist uses that scare the patients and not the dentists themselves.
Let’s find out the reasons why people don’t go to the dentist, most of which are silly:
The Drill Entering the dentist’s clinic, the first thing almost everybody hears is the sound of the high pitched shrilling drill. Patients usually fear the sound of the drill and that is what that keeps them from visiting the dentist. A Bad Dental Experience as a Kid Children have the tendency to remember things that may have scared them during their young days. So, if there’s any chance their last visit to the dentist as a child was bad and unpleasant, they might not be able to fight the fear and go back. Teeth Scraping Having your teeth scraped during medical treatment is something everyone despises. Teeth scraping creates a sound that makes people have goosebumps and shocks through the entire body. Embarrassment There are many people who are scared of the fact their poor conditioned teeth might cause the dental staff to make fun of them. Having a Cruel Dentist Yes, there are dentists who act all nice and present us with a nice yummy lollipop at the end of the appointment. However, there are ones who have the bearing of a butcher and they literally slaughter the teeth of their patients, having no regard for how much pain the patient might be in. These are some silly reasons why people don’t go to the dentist. As you can see, these reasons are far too arbitrary to compromise your dental health.
During cancer treatment, there are many problems that arise, amongst which oral complications are common and should be monitored properly and timely, which depends on the individual cancer treatment. Chemotherapy can often damage the functionality of the bone marrow, reduces the formation of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. There are a few cancer treatments which impact the oral tissues in a negative way. Some medications are highly toxic and they have a negative impact on dental health.
Precautionary for Chemotherapy
Going through the phase of dealing with a severe condition, a person has to go through chemotherapy and other related treatments, for which the following precautionary measures can be taken:
- Brush your teeth regularly and clean the tongue too with an extra soft toothbrush, using toothpaste which contains fluoride. Brush your teeth twice a day and if your tooth brush’s bristles hurt you, soak it in warm water before using.
- Make sure to floss your teeth every day, but gently. Your gums might get sore or bleed, but it is better than you do it gently and regularly.
- Use fluoride gel regularly.
- Refrain from using alcohol-based mouthwashes.
- Every once in a while, rinse your mouth with a baking soda and salt solution, followed by plain water and do it several times a day.
- Stretch your jaw muscles by exercising them three times a day to prevent jaw stiffness that is a result of radiation. Once a day, open and close your mouth as far as possible, allowing it to stretch to the fullest, repeating it 20 times.
- Refrain from chewing gum, eating candies and drinking sugary sodas.
- Do not eat too much of those spicy foods, tobacco products, and alcohol.
These are some dental tips which can help reduce the impact of cancer treatment on your dental health.