• Flouride treatments? Has your doctor suggested that you have them done?

    Asked by NeckCancer on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    Flouride treatments? Has your doctor suggested that you have them done?

    Mine said I should start them to help prevent dental damage. I have read that a lot of people have trouble after chemo and radiation, I'm just wondering if the flouride will really help anything?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      My first oncologist did suggest this some 32 years ago, but it wouldn't have helped. Once you lose your saliva glands and have zero moisture in your mouth the teeth are going to be gone. I wasted over 5K on dental work then had it all pulled out a few years later.

      15 days ago
    • shayzzwayzz's Avatar
      shayzzwayzz

      Fluoride is actually poison. In small amounts to brush your teeth is okay, but for treatments it is not safe especially when your immune system is fighting chemo drugs already

      14 days ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Dihydrogen monoxide is also dangerous in excessive amounts. Our food contains it in varying amounts from less than 1% to 99%.

      It's water.

      Post-transplant, many patients lose teeth due to deactivation of salivary glands. Thus, sodium fluoride dental gel is prescribed. Oddly, I salivate like Pavlov's dogs now and have not had a single cavity in over four years.

      14 days ago

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