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Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Share Tried-and-True Tips for Oral Care After Treatment

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Senior man at that dentist.
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Woman buying soup.
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Stockpile supplies before treatment


Mouth rinse.
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Saliva substitutes for nighttime dry mouth


Stick of sugar free gum.
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Try gum for daytime dry mouth relief


Smiling dentist and patient shaking hands.
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Befriend your dentist...


Toothbrushes.
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... And your toothbrush


Man taking medicine.
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Plan ahead with medications after cancer treatment


Senior woman sleeping a chair.
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Rethink your bedtime habits


Questions for doctor.
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Take control of your care after cancer treatment


Woman with mouth pain.
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Don’t expect a quick fix for mouth issues


Doctor supporting female patient and her husband.
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Beyond oral care after head and neck cancer


Sheila M. Eldred

Sheila M. Eldred

@milepostmedia

Sheila Mulrooney Eldred is a graduate of Columbia’s School of Journalism and a former newspaper reporter. As a freelance health journalist, she writes about everything from deadly diseases to elite athletes, including superbugs, opioids, ticks, and laughter yoga. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, Pacific Standard, STAT News, and other publications. In her spare time, she and her family love running, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking in Minneapolis.