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There is a range of ways to care for your smile. Brushing twice and flossing once daily, eating a healthy diet, avoiding bad oral habits, and visiting your dentist twice per years are key. But, even if you do all of these things, there are certain overall conditions that can impact your beam, including anemia. Keep reading to learn about how this condition affects your smile and what you can do to keep your beam in good condition.

What Is Anemia?

Anemia is a condition that occurs when your body has a deficiency of red blood cells. These cells are responsible for carrying oxygen throughout your bloodstream, so having anemia can prevent your body from getting the oxygen it needs. There are various symptoms of anemia that you should look out for, including:

3 Ways Anemia Affects Oral Tissue

When it comes to your smile, there are a few ways that anemia can impact your oral health, including:

Anemia and Dental Treatment

If you have chronic anemia, this can impact dental treatment. Your dentist may recommend an antimicrobial rinse, which will help prevent gum disease. Another potential treatment option is an antibiotic drug, which will reduce your risk of infection.

If you undergo oral surgery or dental work, your dentist may need to adjust your treatment plan to prevent excessive bleeding. This may include altering the types of tools used. Patients with severe anemia may require oxygen during treatment to make up for the lack of it in the bloodstream. Treatment for your anemia depends on what type you have. The types include:

About the Practice

LG Dental Centre offers exceptional care to patients of all ages in Toronto and the surrounding areas. This includes procedures to help those with anemia receive safe, effective care so they can maintain gorgeous, healthy grins. If you are ready to set up a visit with Dr. Bahar Madani, Dr. Larry Goldstein, or Dr. Noah Gasner or want more information on their services, call LG Dental Centre’s office at (416) 224-8300 or visit their website.