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DENTAL CARE FOR KIDS WITH CANCER

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An illustrated booklet for Children

1 - Fight Cancer

Fight Cancer
Your cancer care team should include a dentist.

2 - Save Your Teeth
     and Bones

Save Your teeth and Bones
Children also need special protection.

3 - Feel Better

Feel Better
Make sure you have a dental check up before your first cancer treatment.

Protect Your Mouth During Cancer Treatment

Soak an extra-soft toothbrush in warm water to make it softer. illustration: tooth brush soaking in glass of water

Brush your teeth and tongue gently. illustration: brush teeth gently

Brush after every meal. illustration: Brush after meals

Brush at bedtime. illustration: brush at bedtime

Floss once a day. illustration: Floss once a day

If flossing hurts in one place, keep flossing in the others. illustration: if flossing hurts

Rinse often with water. illustration: rinse often

Don't use mouthwash with alcohol in it. illustration: don't use mouthwash with alcohol

Sip water and use a saliva substitute to keep your mouth moist. illustration: sip water

Choose soft, easy-to-chew foods. illustration: choose soft foods

Avoid spicy, sour, or crunchy foods. illustration: avoid spicy, sour, and cruncy foods

Avoid very hot or icy-cold food. illustration: avoid very hot or icy cold food

Oral Health, Cancer Care, and You: Fitting the Pieces Together
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