After my mums treatment 5 years ago, I was wondering if anyone knew of any developments in tooth protection during radiotherapy.
A friend of mine has just been diagnosed with base of tongue cancer and I'm sure there is something which can be applied to the teeth to help save them.
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Good oral hygiene, see dentist/hygienist regularly, ask dentist for prescription for duraphat toothpaste and use a pea size amount. This toothpaste is high in fluoride.Also use tepe brushes for cleaning between teeth.Always brush last thing at night as this is most important when suffering from a dry mouth .

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