Don’t let Summer throw your oral care routine off track. It’s a time when our delicious fruits are readily available, icecream becomes high on our food favourite and icy poles help with hydrating, all making for a high-in-sugar diet. This is bad news for your gums, because the sugars bind to gums, triggering the release of eroding acids. Drinking water during Summer provides a vital role for oral health.
Cancer patients are more likely to graze with smaller but more frequent snacks rather than a big meal increasing dental problems. Keep an eye on how much sugar you are consuming such as soft and sports drinks or fruit juices that increase the chance of dental decay and enamel erosion.
Add to that your chemotherapy treatments can cause sores in the mouth and throat, as well as dryness, irritation or bleeding. Your teeth, gums and inside of the mouth need constant TLC. We include Oral 7 toothpaste and mouthwash to our Kit for Cancer case along with a soft Kit toothbrush. You should rinse with mouthwash to neutralise the acidity in your mouth and brush your teeth after every meal with a soft toothbrush because your gums become very sensitive.
Consult your medical and dental team if you are concerned about your oral health.
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