Southeast Dental - Dentist in Markham, ON

Address : 70 Karachi Dr, Markham ON L3S 0B5
  Call Us : 905-471-2002

To Our Patients -
We're Open Now

On behalf of the entire team at Southeast Dental we sincerely hope that you and your family are in good health. We are happy to inform you that we are now able to provide dental care once again.

While many things have changed over the last few months, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. Our office has always followed strict infection control standards and in order to keep us all protected during this pandemic and in the future, we have updated our protocols. When we see you at your next appointment, things will be a little different but rest assured, it’s all in the best interest of our staff, patients and families. Click here to see how your next visit will look.

We look forward to seeing you again soon. Please call or text us at 905-471-2002 or email us at info@southeastdental.ca to book your next appointment.

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Oral Health and Cancer Treatment

Undergoing treatment for cancer is an extremely difficult process for a person, one that comes with a great deal of impact of on the body. The mouth is no exception. In fact, cancer care affects dental health more than you’d expect – treatments like chemotherapy can weaken the immune system, making your mouth susceptible to infection. Radiation sometimes damages salivary glands, which can lead to dry mouth and even higher instances of tooth decay. But there are ways to make these issues less painful, and sometimes prevent them completely.

If you or someone you know is going through cancer treatment, here are some tips to help minimize the effects on your oral health:

Stick to a Daily Routine: You daily dental health routine is now more important than ever. Keep brushing twice per day, flossing daily, and even using non-alcoholic mouthwash for an extra rinse. Be extra gentle while brushing and flossing, as your gums may be more sensitive and sometimes painful.

Avoid Certain Foods: During cancer treatment, it’s best to stay away from spicy, crunchy, and acidic foods that can irritate mouth sores and painful gums. Alcohol and caffeine are also very drying, so they could cause further dry mouth.

Try Medication to Prevent Sores and Ease Pain: There are medications available that may help with some of the symptoms that occur in your mouth during treatment. Talk to your doctor about what you’re experiencing, and they can prescribe something and offer options.

Keep Hydrated: With dry mouth being one of the most common side effects, staying hydrated is especially important. While water is your best bet, non-citrus juices are also fine if you prefer them.

See the Dentist: It’s always a good idea to visit your dentist to discuss your specific oral health needs, so that your treatment plan can be personalized. To make an appointment with Southeast Dental in Markham, give us a call at 905-471-2002 or book online.

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