As most of us with Parkinson’s experience an increase in sugar and chocolate consumption and cravings especially nearing the season of Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving then Christmas around the corner ….lets maintain good dental hygiene. Parkinson’s can affect care,as well as cause unique oral symptoms …so please read on..
“Be true to your teeth, or they will be false for you.” Soupy sales
It is true that Parkinson’s in rare instances has been diagnosed by very astute
dentists who saw tale tell signs and referred them to a specialist who confirmed
diagnosis but this is the exception rather than the rule. So, it is up to all of
us who suffer with or care for someone with Parkinson’s (PD) to educate other health
professionals about our symptoms including our dentists.
This education begins with a thorough medical review of medications, symptoms. Your dentist
should as a routine monitor your blood pressure and other vitals and always discuss
any medical issues and changes to your medical regimen which might impact your dental care
in any shape or form.
For you see, as many of you have already figured out, having Parkinson’s can present a very complex
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