Your health and well-being are our top priority…

facebook.png twitter.png linkedin.png pinterest.png youtube.png Instagram.png

Dental care for those with kidney disease

Category List


Tag List

New York Yankees (1)
cookbook (2)
Michelle Weinraub (1)
Choose My Plate (1)
National Kidney Foundation (5)
CMS (2)
Kidney Life Dialysis Center (1)
Renal Center of Port Arthur (1)
Mother's Day (1)
Multiple Sclerosis Society (1)
video (1)
Mary Bowles (1)
RV TLC (1)
American Heart Association (6)
Renal Center of Carrollton (1)
Saint Barnabas Medical Center (1)
Accel Rehab hospital (1)
Orange (1)
permanent access (1)
RV CARE (2)
Fitibt (1)
Glass of water (1)
dental care (1)
acute dialysis (1)
North Denton (1)
back to school (1)
acute nurse (1)
rheumatology (1)
Southlake Infusion (1)
DaVita (2)
Elanderia Rowe (1)
Informative Infuser (1)
Southeast flooding (1)
home dialysis (1)
gum disease (1)
RV Wellness (4)
Bone and Joint Expo (1)
Heart Disease (2)
Dr. Parker (1)
RV Quality Program (3)
Fitbit (1)
RVM Kidney Care (1)
bubble soccer (1)
Pinterest (1)
#GoRed (2)
Denton police department (1)
acquisition (1)
American Nephrology Nurses' Association (1)
the Action Center (1)
Frosty the Snowman (1)
RASKAL award (3)
State Legislature (1)
Authentidate (2)
Protein (2)
smoke alarm (1)
Kidney cookbook (1)
Renal Center of Plano (2)
World Kidney Day (7)
Employee Appreciation (1)
dialysis treatment (2)
nephron (1)
MPP Infusion (10)
World Kidney Month (4)
Flower Mound (2)
Social Worker (1)
CMS rating system (3)
Plano (1)
Renal Center of Succasunna (1)
10th anniversary (3)
Renal Adventures (2)
Texas Renal Ventures (2)
Kidney walk (1)
RVCare (4)
Toledo Bend Reservoir (1)
Blizzard 2016 (1)
Redesign American Flag (1)
Winter Storm Jonas (1)
travel (1)
DaVita Healthcare partners (1)
traveling on dialysis (1)
Naveena Reddy (1)
NKF (2)
National MS Society (1)
Stroke (2)
meningioma (1)
new dialysis facility (1)
Best Place to Work (3)
Rugged Maniac (1)
National Kidney Month (2)
Paulding Phelps Award (1)
Fire Prevention Week (1)
Renal Center of Morristown (1)
Tracy Moore (1)
Renal Center of Passaic (1)
Renal Center of Hamilton (3)
ANNA (1)
West Virginia (1)
Orange, TX (1)
Arthritis Foundation (2)
flu vaccine (3)
New Jerse (1)
graduates (1)
Officer Orlando HInajosa (1)
CRNI (1)
Tuition reimbursement (3)
dietitian (1)
Infusion Center of Denver (4)
Spirit Award (1)
Costa Vida (1)
Renal Center of Beaumont (1)
Dr. Aronoff (3)
Interview (1)
QIRN3 (1)
RV Difference (8)
Citizenship Day (3)
BioMed (1)
open house (2)
Take Your Dog to Work Day (1)
Javier Rodriguez (1)
Bonfils blood donation (2)
Dum Dums (1)
Walk to Cure Arthritis (1)
Children's Hospital (1)
Annual Dialysis Conference (1)
Spring Clinical Meeting (1)
Renal Center of Trenton (1)
Dallas (1)
dialysis patient exercise (1)
Intern (3)
Patient Satisfaction Survey (1)
construction (2)
Avalon at Edgewater (1)
New Orleans (1)
Digna Gutierrez (1)
ANNA conference (1)
oral hygiene (1)
kidney disease exercise (1)
Excellence award (1)
American Society of Nephrology (1)
Human Resources (1)
halitosis (1)
dialysis (2)
Southlake, TX (1)
dialysis center (1)
Z Constructors (1)
Do's and Don'ts when interviewing (1)
Renal Center of North Denton (1)
dogs (1)
apheresis (1)
Internship (3)
Diane McGinnis (1)
DOPPS (1)
Carrollton (1)
immunization (2)
miss dialysis (2)
exercise (1)
Infusion nurse (2)
American Diabetes Association (1)
Renal Center of Bayonne (1)
40th anniversary (1)
Port Arthur (1)
Nederland (1)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (1)
cupcake (1)
patient newsletter (3)
Renal Center of Somerville (3)
Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (1)
Dr. George Aronoff (4)
National Nutrition Month (1)
Lobby Day (1)
Year in Review (5)
Dr. Stuart Kassan (1)
North Texas Acute (1)
Savor the Flavor of Eating Right (1)
Renal Center of Orange (1)
JCAHO accreditation (1)
remote patient monitoring (2)
World Health Day (1)
peritoneal dialysis (3)
Naveena Redd (2)
Five Star rating (1)
Pinnacle award (1)
flu shot (4)
Kindergarten (1)
New Jersey (6)
retirement (1)
Infusion (6)
The Hills (1)
Home Kidney Care (2)
NKF walk (2)
Pioneer award (1)
telehealth services (1)
recipe (2)
plasmapheresis (1)
RV KidneyCARE (2)
Nephrology News (4)
RVMLife (1)
American College of Rheumatology (1)
Go Red for Women (5)
NRAA (2)
work anniversary (1)
Kidney Week (1)
wrestling (1)
Council of Nephrology Social Workers (1)
home hemodialysis (1)
Positively Protein (3)
pot de creme (1)

Tag Cloud

Patient Satisfaction SurveyacquisitionDr. Stuart Kassannew dialysis facilityBest Place to WorkWorld Kidney MonthconstructionRenal Center of Succasunnathe Action CenterNational Kidney MonthPinterestTracy Mooreremote patient monitoringNKFpot de cremeback to schoolRenal Center of PassaicInfusion nurseexerciseCertified Registered Nurse InfusionBone and Joint Expodialysis patient exerciseAmerican College of RheumatologyNKF walkdental careDenton police departmentCouncil of Nephrology Social WorkersFitibtDOPPSFrosty the Snowmanacute dialysisChildren's HospitalcupcakeAccel Rehab hospitaltelehealth servicesCarrolltonRV KidneyCAREFlower MoundAuthentidateHome Kidney Care10th anniversaryRenal Center of Port ArthurtravelNorth DentonKidney WeekMother's DayInfusion Center of DenverRenal Center of PlanoANNA conferenceRenal Center of MorristownNephrology NewsKidney walk#GoRedSavor the Flavor of Eating RightChoose My Platesmoke alarmrecipeSoutheast floodingRV Quality ProgramNew Jersehome hemodialysisDallasgraduatesNorth Texas AcuteSpirit AwardRenal Center of SomervilleHuman Resourcestraveling on dialysisMary BowlesInternshipKidney cookbookRV TLCRV DifferenceAmerican Heart AssociationRenal Center of TrentonRV WellnessDr. ParkerMPP InfusiondietitianRVMLifeNew JerseyNational MS SocietyElanderia RoweRASKAL awardNRAADigna GutierrezRenal Center of BayonneWinter Storm JonasNational Kidney FoundationDr. AronoffWalk to Cure ArthritisQIRN3peritoneal dialysisNaveena ReddyFire Prevention WeekWorld Kidney DayrheumatologyCosta VidaNew York YankeeshalitosisRenal Center of OrangeRenal Center of BeaumontRedesign American FlagThe HillsCMSAmerican Society of NephrologySouthlake InfusionWest VirginiaMichelle WeinraubRV CAREGo Red for WomenRenal Center of North DentonSpring Clinical MeetingRenal Center of Carrolltonkidney disease exerciseLobby DayEmployee AppreciationOrange, TXToledo Bend ReservoirWorld Health Dayflu shotDaVita Healthcare partnersJavier RodriguezInformative InfuserDum DumsInterviewJCAHO accreditationSocial WorkerInfusionSouthlake, TXPioneer awardBlizzard 2016dialysisANNAYear in ReviewDaVitaplasmapheresisretirementBioMedwork anniversarypermanent accessNaveena ReddMultiple Sclerosis SocietyRugged ManiacDiane McGinnisPort ArthurwrestlingOrangeDr. George AronoffAmerican Diabetes AssociationTexas Renal Ventureshome dialysisProteinPaulding Phelps AwardcookbookFive Star ratingmiss dialysisTuition reimbursementoral hygieneExcellence awarddialysis treatmentOfficer Orlando HInajosaCenters for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesCRNIPlanoNew Orleansacute nurseAmerican Nephrology Nurses' AssociationGlass of waterAvalon at EdgewaterArthritis FoundationRVM Kidney Caredialysis centerStrokeCMS rating systemPinnacle awardNational Nutrition Monthdogspatient newsletterflu vaccinemeningiomaTake Your Dog to Work DayapheresisFitbitCitizenship DayHeart DiseaseState Legislaturebubble soccerKindergartengum diseaseimmunizationZ ConstructorsAnnual Dialysis ConferenceDo's and Don'ts when interviewing40th anniversaryNederlandInternSaint Barnabas Medical CenterBonfils blood donationKidney Life Dialysis CenterRVCareRenal Center of HamiltonvideoPositively Proteinnephronopen houseRenal Adventures


Archive

Dental care for those with kidney disease

Jul 21, 2015

brush-your-teeth.jpgIt's important for everybody to brush and floss their teeth.  Good oral hygiene helps your mouth and your overall health.  However, those with kidney disease and/or on dialysis are more susceptible to gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath.  What can you do to keep your teeth and gums healthy?  Here are some tips to help keep your mouth happy.

Your teeth

  • Problem: Patients with kidney disease are susceptible to tooth decay due to their body's inability to absorb calcium properly.  A calcium deficiency can result in weak jaw bones and teeth can fall out. 

  • Solution: Keep your calcium and phosphorus levels in your goal range.  Brush your teeth twice a day to keep them clean and strong. Rinse your mouth out with water after taking liquid medications.

Your gums

  • Problem: Some kidney disease medications, such as diuretics or antidepressants, cause saliva in your mouth to dry up.  Without enough saliva, gums become irritated and inflamed.

  • Solution: Avoid salty or spicy foods, alcohol, and tobacco.  Suck on sugarless candy, chew gum, and use a humidifier at night.

brushing-tongue.jpgYour breath

  • Problem: Because kidneys remove urea from the blood, kidney disease patients may not remove it all from their body.  Urea breaks down to form ammonia, which has an unpleasant smell  Also, a buildup of bacteria in the mouth can cause halitosis, or bad breath.

  • Solution: Brush your tongue with a toothbrush or tongue scraper to remove odor-causing bacteria. 

Your dentist should know you are on dialysis so you can work together as a team to solve any oral hygiene problems.  Get dental checkups twice a year.  And be proud of that smile!



Category: Blogs