Monday, September 22, 2014

Dental Care

Teen with a Dream would suggest getting your child a teeth cleaning before beginning their treatment. The various treatment methods for cancer are hard on a child’s teeth, and have the potential to follow into survivorship. 
According the Children’s Oncology Group the following are risks of Chemotherapy:
  • Increased risk for cavities 
  • Shortening or thinning of the roots of the teeth 
  • Absence of teeth or roots 
  • Problems with development of tooth enamel resulting in white or discolored patches on the teeth, grooves and pits in the teeth, and/or easy staining of the teeth 
Make sure that your child’s cancer doctor and dentist communicate to ensure the highest quality of care!
Read more about children and dental health here!

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