Mouth Care Tips

When managing the side effects of cancer treatment, it can be easy to overlook the health of your mouth. However, there's a lot you can do to keep your mouth healthy during treatment.

A clean mouth — which includes your teeth, gums and tongue — helps protect you from mouth infections and helps to prevent issues such as cavities or teeth sensitivity. It's more important than ever to practice optimal oral hygiene by brushing, flossing, and rinsing your mouth with water throughout the day to keep away bacteria. Staying hydrated and modifying your diet can also help keep both your mouth and body healthy.

Here are some quick tips for managing the oral health-related issues you may experience as a result of treatment.

Mouth Care Tips

 

 

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