Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chemotherapy And Your Oral Health

The optimum goal, of course, is to always be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to dental health. But when one is undergoing treatment for cancer, it is extremely important to seek preventive care prior to beginning chemotherapy treatment, whenever possible. This can help to ward off some of the side effects of chemo, which can range in severity (it differs with each person) from dry mouth to burning and/or mouth sores and even infection, if your mouth isn't healthy beforehand.
Speak with your doctor prior to starting your treatment and ask whether preventive dental care should be considered. Click here for an article that explains the importance of good dental care for cancer patients.

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