Brushing your teeth may require extra care (consider switching to a soft brush) during treatment.
After treatment, your dentist will likely want you to increase your brushing habits, being extra sensitive to not cause gum recession. Gary suggests brushing every time you eat.
Head and neck cancer survivor and HNCA ambassador Steve Holzer was reminded that flossing isn’t just a dance: He began flossing his teeth daily during his seven weeks of radiation.
You can also try a water pick. “They become addictive, but in the good way,” Anthony says.