Sensodyne Rapid Relief Sensitivity Toothpaste, Extra Fresh
At a Glance: Sensodyne creates a barrier over exposed dentin and decreases sensitivity of the teeth. It is also gentle and safe to use while undergoing cancer treatment. Good oral hygiene such as brushing with a soft bristle tooth brush after every meal helps prevent mouth sores caused by chemotherapy.
Details: Some cancer treatments, including radiation therapy to the head and neck, may affect the cells that are in your mouth and digestive tract. This is known as mucositis. Mucositis may cause redness, swelling, tenderness, and sores on the lining of your mouth, tongue, and lips. Patients may experience some mouth and throat discomfort that can make it hard to eat or swallow. These symptoms may begin 3 to 10 days after treatment starts and may last for weeks or months depending on the immune system of the patient. Sensodyne Rapid Relief sensitivity toothpaste may help with sensitivity pain by providing relief as early as in 3 days (with twice daily brushing). Its formula with stannous fluoride creates a barrier over exposed dentin to help keep outside triggers from reaching the tooth nerves.
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