Cancer and Oral Health

ORAL CARE DURING CHEMO

1. Brush teeth 2x day using a very soft toothbrush
2. Brush after taking liquid medications as they may contain sugar
3. Rinse with water after vomitting; do NOT brush for at least 30 min as enamel is soft
4. Rinse with NON-ALCOHOLIC antibacterial mouth rinse (Listerine Zero is non alcoholic)
5. Keep the mouth and lips moist (do not use petroleum jelly)
6. Use saliva substitutes, gum, rinse and toothpaste as ‘tolerated’. BIOTENE products are available at Shoppers Drug Mart – and they have a few products that help with dry mouth. Check out www.biotene.com

7. Apply a fluoride gel or mouth rinse gel once a day and do not rinse for 30 min.

TIPS: Avoid sweet drinks and sugary snacks – Sugar free chewing gum is good to increase saliva flow

Brush/rinse BEFORE bedtime.

Dental concerns should be looked at PRIOR to Cancer treatment. No professional dental treatment should be performed during treatment.

Sports Mouthguards

 

Dental injuries are common during many sports activities. Types of injury can be painful, disfiguring and expensive to treat. Injuries range from minor cuts and bruises to chipped or broken teeth, knocked out teeth and even broken jaw. Many dental injuries can be prevented with proper protection.

Sports mouth guards protects your teeth, jaw and head when involved in an active sports such as football, baseball, hockey, soccer, and basketball. Even activities such as skateboarding and cycling can cause dental injuries. Mouth guards are recommended for engaging in aggressive activities.

Types of Mouth guards

Custom fitted mouth guards are comfortable and will not interfere with breathing and swallowing.

Store bought mouth guards can be less costly however they are uncomfortable and if they do not fit properly it will not provide adequate protection. This may also interfere with breathing and swallowing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Partnership Walk 2013

Smiles Just 4 U raised over $2500 for the World Partnership Walk 2013!!

Thank you for everyone who participated! We still have another 2 weeks for fundraising. Please help support us in ending global poverty.

http://fundraise.worldpartnershipwalk.com/site/TR/2013WPW/General?team_id=2280&pg=team&fr_id=1230

Did you know

Help Eliminate Poverty

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Smiles Just 4 U is proud to help eliminate poverty!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvQhC5wEwkY

Check it out! Over 80 AKFC supporters came together to execute a Flash Mob to raise awareness of the World Partnership Walk

65 dancers, 4 choreographers, a dozen volunteers, 7.5 hours of rehearsal time + 1 beautiful sunny day = 1 great Flash Mob !!

Anisa Tejpar Shafik Kamani Imran Noor Mohammed Amitha Jocie Mundenchira
NOW, Take steps with us in Toronto

When: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Where: Metro Hall

http://fundraise.worldpartnershipwalk.com/site/TR/2013WPW/General?px=1010789&pg=personal&fr_id=1230

Participate in the National Dental Hygiene Week Colouring Contest to win a Toys R Us gift card and kids oral health prize packs from Sunstar G•U•M.

Categories:

  • under 5 years old
  • 6-9 years old
  • 10-13 years old

Submit your coloured sheet until May 1, 2013:

http://http://www.cdha.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=DH_Week&TEMPLATE=%2FCM%2FHTMLDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=14406

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E-Cigarettes – Health Risk

Have you ever used e-cigarettes? Electronic Cigarette Model

Well if you have even thought about it here is some important information. Health Canada has advised Canadian not to use electronic smoking products as they have not been fully tested for safety, quality and efficacy.

Electronic cigarettes and related products produce vapours that resemble smoke and a glow that resembles the tip of a cigarette. The battery operated delivery system vaporizes and delivers a liquid chemical mixture that may compose of various amounts of nicotine, propylene glycol and other chemicals.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be endorsing rules and regulations regarding use and sale of electronic cigarettes by this month of April 2013, and whether or not the rules will affect Canadians are uncertain.

For more information click on the links below:

http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2009/13373a-eng.php

http://www.lung.ca/media-medias/news-nouvelles_e.php?id=689

http://copd.about.com/od/quittingsmoking/a/E-Cigarettes.htm

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Teaching children to brush

Something I found to help children to brush. What do you think? Will it work?

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sam-and-the-sugar-bug/id515107105?mt=11

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