How can I keep my mouth healthy if I have cancer?

Follow these tips to maintain good oral health:
  • Gently brush teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush after all meals.
  • Use mouthwashes without alcohol.
  • Sponge-tipped swabs can be used to clean your mouth.
  • Use lip moisteners often.
  • Rinse your mouth with water several times a day or use a simple mouth rinse: 1/2 to 1 tsp. baking soda in 8 ounces water.

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