oral care

Take care of your Mouth and Lips

Taking care of your mouth and lips is so important. A sore mouth and lips make eating difficult and painful. Certain chemotherapeutic drugs, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or surgery can cause mouth sores to form on the inside lining of your mouth or on your lips. If mouth sores appear and feel burn-like they can be painful, …

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Oral hygiene is not negotiable

Good oral hygiene is “not negotiable.” Chemotherapy and other cancer treatments can cause sores in the mouth and throat, as well as dryness, irritation or bleeding. This can be very frustrating resulting in difficulties eating, chewing or swallowing causing discomfort and bleeding in the mouth. The pain in your mouth can be so severe that swallowing …

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Brush often, replace regularly

When did you last replace your toothbrush? REPLACE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH REGULARLY. Keeping it longer can lead to bacteria buildup, which can cause a slew of oral health problems. Oral complications make it difficult to chew, swallow, and even speak. It is so important to brush your teeth, gums, and tongue after every meal and at bedtime. Remember, …

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