Dental care during cancer treatment
Be sure to schedule a dental checkup before you begin treatment. Our Spektor Dental dentists in Bellevue work with your oral cancer specialists to help plan your dental care. We are here to help make your oral care as comfortable and as gentle as possible during cancer treatment.
Tips to prevent decay and improve comfort
Your mouth goes through changes and becomes more susceptible to decay during cancer treatment.
- Brush your teeth and tongue gently using an extra-soft toothbrush.
- Do not use mouthwash that contains alcohol.
- Avoid sugary drinks and sticky snacks.
To combat dryness and keep your mouth moist:
- Sip water often
- Use a saliva substitute
- Suck on sugar-free lemon drops
We will gladly share more ways to help you adjust to taste changes and dryness. Call Spektor Dental at (425) 454-1322. Always call your cancer doctor if you have any questions or problems during your treatment. Best wishes for regained health after your cancer journey.