We were given a great tip on dental health care for before, during and after radiation treatment by Andrew Sutherland a dentist at Palmerston North Hospital. Buy a soda stream (SS) and bicarbonate of soda (BOS), add 1 scant teaspoon (tsp) BOS to a 1 litre SS bottle, top up with your choice of water then gas up. The plain water gassed up is acid and needs the BOS to neutralise the acid to protect your teeth from the effects of acid. Most other drinks are already acid - tea, coffee, milk, fizzy drinks, etc so this is a simple, cheap and effective remedy. Keep it with you to wash out your mouth after acid drinks.
Before treatment we advise you to review these resources. We know that head and neck cancer patients can have many dental and oral care issues. We provide resources: