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How does scleroderma affect oral health?

Scleroderma can make it difficult to maintain good oral hygiene practices, which in turn may lead to dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. These conditions may be aggravated by the narrowing of the mouth, dry mouth, pain on chewing as well as limited manual dexterity when hands and fingers are affected.

To prevent these dental problems from occurring and learn different methods to help overcome these difficulties, I invite you to read the pamphlet  Dental care in Scleroderma prepared by Mervyn Gornitsky, DDS, of the Department of Dentistry at Montreal’s SMBD Jewish General Hospital, and Sabrina Gravel, M.Sc., of the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group (CSRG).