Mouth Care with Cancer Treatment
This three-page handout provides tips about mouth care for people receiving cancer treatments. It explains that cancer treatments can cause problems with the teeth and gums, the lining of the mouth, and the glands that make saliva. It describes mouth problems associated with cancer treatment, and recommends that people see a dentist two weeks before starting treatment. The document provides guidance for ways people can reduce discomfort by checking their mouth every day, keeping their mouth clean and moist, removing and cleaning dentures, using medicines to manage mouth discomfort and pain, as well as things to avoid.
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