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4.9 Stars | 490 Reviews

Starting Chemo? How Are Your Teeth?

Starting Chemo? How Are Your Teeth?

If you are scheduled for cancer treatment due to a recent diagnosis or relapse, oral health is probably not your first priority. However, the team at Smiles For Life Dental Care directs you to give some attention to your teeth to prevent or minimize common cancer-related dental complications. According to the National Institutes of Health, cancer treatment often takes a heavy toll on a healthy mouth. Common Complications of Chemotherapy and/or RadiationInflammation of the mucous membranes Viral, bacterial, and fungal infections Mouth dryness (increases risk of cavities) Poor nutrition due to eating difficulties Mouth pain Oral bleeding Lifelong risk of tooth decay Loss of elasticity of masticatory muscles (may make opening mouth difficult) Bone recession due to decreased blood flow Tooth lossSmiles For Life Dental Care in Bridgewater wants to help you maintain oral health before, during, and after your cancer treatment. We offer comprehensive preventative and restorative dental services including cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants We extend to our dental patients battling cancer our sincere hopes for your successful treatment. It is a pleasure to serve your dental needs.

Contact Smiles For Life Dental Care (Tap to open in Google Maps):

Bridgewater Location: 115 Oakwood Dr Bridgewater, VA 22812  540-828-2312

Staunton Location: 502 N Coalter St Staunton, VA 24401 

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Meet The Team

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That They Can Rely On Us
Linda Clague
5/5

Alex, . Morgan, and Dr Geo are very personable and professional. I felt very relaxed the entire visit.I especially appreciated Dr. Geo's careful mouth and teeth exam. They explained everything step by step and allowed time for questions.

Mclatt
5/5

On my first visit I meet Becky, we sat down and talked about everything they do there and she allowed me to tell her about my issues with my teeth and she felt that they could help me with my problem. This is the first time I have ever been able to explain, in detail, about my past and present experiences with my dental problems. She made me feel very comfortable in taking about my care and what I would like to have done with my denture issue's. I have set up my next appointment to have x-rays done and feel very good about that! I'm looking forward to my visit and what they have to say about fixing my problem .

Dolly Kite
5/5

My dad had the appt there at the office for a broken tooth. They worked him in and made the experience as pleasant as possible for an 86 year old man. I appreciate the care, understanding and patience for him. Great visit! Great Doctor!!

beverly morris
5/5

I go to smiles for life I can't thank them enough for there kindness and caring I really like Dr Geo there all awesome but he's my favorite ♥️ they are all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable just like one big Happy family

Lynn Reedy
5/5

The best staff !! The most friendly staff of any dentist office I have ever been too. Dr Geo is the best. Super friendly. Recommend this dentist office to any one especially if you have a fear of dentist (as I myself ).

Warren Wise
5/5

Just had my first visit with Dr. Whiting at Smiles for Life in Bridgewater. My welcome to the office was warm and inviting. The dental assistant was professional, proficient, and very gentle. Dr.Whiting is very good at explaining problems he saw with my teeth and outline options for addressing those problems.

Jennifer Harper
5/5

Cathy Batton is an amazing hygienist and is so gentle but very thorough. She is very kind, and I am always happy to see her when I go to the dentist! She makes going to the dentist more fun!

Sandy Miller
5/5

I love Cathy!! She does a great job and is always very personable and professional. Give her a raise!! 😊 Everyone at Smiles for Life is great! If you’re looking for a dentist, I would highly recommend them.

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