World AIDS Day: High time HIV patients pay attention to oral problems

How does HIV affect mouth?

  1. Dry Mouth
  2. Gingivitis
  3. Kaposi’s Sarcoma
  4. Ulcerative Periodontitis
  5. White lesions on the sides of the tongue
  6. Canker sores

Causes

Precautions for HIV patients

  1. Visit your dentist regularly for scheduled appointments.
  2. Brush and floss your teeth regularly.
  3. Take HIV medicine as recommended by your doctor.
  4. Do not hesitate to inform your doctor regarding any oral condition. Request them to share the treatment details.

General tips to avoid dental problems

  1. Stay hydrated. Sip water at regular intervals or sugarless drinks.
  2. Chew sugarless gum or eat sugarless candy.
  3. Stop tobacco consumption.
  4. Avoid the intake of alcohol.
  5. Avoid salty foods.
  6. Use a humidifier at night.

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