Prior to undergoing cancer treatment, it is important to have a comprehensive dental exam to ensure there are no cavities, abscesses, broken or cracked teeth that could potentially cause problems for you during your cancer treatment.
Once your radiation or chemo treatment begins, you may notice your mouth getting more dry, sensitive and irritated. This can increase your risk for cavities. We recommend a toothpaste such as CariFree CTX4 as well as regular fluoride varnish treatments to help you prevent any tooth decay. We can also show you some neutral pH gels and sprays to help relieve the discomfort of dry mouth during your treatment. If you have any questions or would like more information on a customized oral care regimen to follow during your treatment, please don’t hesitate to ask us.