How to Protect My Teeth while Receiving Chemotherapy
Dry mouth, bad taste, dry lips and pain are common side effects of chemotherapy. The side effects of chemotherapy can cause dental problems, difficulties in food intake and delays in treatment.
A properly educated dentist will inform and advise us to know: (1) What are the complications of chemotherapy and / or radiotherapy, (2) how important oral care is, (3) what dental and gum care we need (4) which solution to wash with, in order to avoid the irritation of our mouth and (5) how to keep properly hydrated so that we can have a clean mouth, with healthy teeth, and reduce dryness, pain and sensitivity.
Good oral hygiene, brushing of teeth, and the application of fluoride toothpaste protect the teeth from the side effects of treatment. With clean and healthy teeth, we experience fewer complications, we can eat better and we can take our medicines properly.
Patients with cancer of the head, neck or mouth, who applied preventive oral hygiene measures experienced increased success in their treatment.
If you receive chemotherapy, please visit an appropriately educated dentist with experience in the management and support of oncology patients. You will live better and longer. If you have any questions, contact us, CureCancer - mycancer.gr.eu.