Dental Tips When You Live With A Chronic Pain Disease

When you live with chronic illness and pain dental health becomes even more important. Here are a few of the tips I have learned over the past 20 years. 

  • Ask for “close your mouth breaks” if needed.
  • Brushing after vomiting can break down the enamel.
  • Have your teeth cleaned at least twice a year.
  • It is important for your dentist to know about CHRONIC PAIN.
  • Oral care starts at home.
  • Poor brushing can come from a loss of range of motion or just not feeling good enough to brush or brushing causing increased pain.
  • Use an electric toothbrush to achieve proper brushing. Brush lightly and at the gum edge (where the teeth and gums meet)
  • Your dentist needs to know that you are an CHRONIC PAIN patient, all medications you are taking, any allergies, and that your vulnerability to infections.

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  1. Thank you for sharing dental tips for those of us living with chronic pain. I have had some issues over the years and the dentists I saw didn’t know how to help me. I love your tips and take them seriously. Luckily I finally found a great dentist who understands chronic pain. Now I have my teeth cleaned 4 times a year. They also put numbing cream on before they clean my teeth which helps with the sensitivity. I love your webpage. Thank you for caring and making a difference.

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