Dental patients who are undergoing cancer treatment receive a little extra care at Bearable Dentistry. We may get involved with the patient’s cancer care team to gain understanding of proposed therapies, so together we can determine the best oral care plan. Patients who are receiving chemotherapy and head/neck radiation treatment are at a high risk for caries (dental decay). They may need more than an ordinary fluoride toothpaste to help manage this risk. Your Bearable Dentistry dentist may prescribe a special high fluoride toothpaste to help prevent dental decay. The American Dental Association indicated that patients at high-risk for dental decay can benefit from additional sources of fluoride. One option is to substitute a regular fluoride toothpaste with a prescription strength toothpaste containing 5000 ppm fluoride. Bearable Dentistry dental health professionals dispense Clinpro 5000 to patients at high risk of developing dental caries.
Posted on June 8, 2018 by Bearable