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Do I need to take special care of my teeth while taking warfarin?

While you're taking warfarin, you're at increased risk of bleeding, so you need to take special care to avoid bleeding in your mouth. Use a soft toothbrush and waxed dental floss. Do not use toothpicks. Be sure to let your dentist know that you are taking warfarin. Warfarin prevents your blood from clotting, so it may be difficult to stop your mouth from bleeding if you have dental procedures.

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