Dental Concerns

See also Dental Concerns for Antiviral Drugs.

Client/Family Teaching

1. Review the importance of good oral hygiene in order to prevent soft tissue inflammation.

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2. Review the proper use of oral hygiene aids in order to prevent injury.

3. Daily home fluoride treatments for persistent dry mouth.

■ 4. Avoid alcohol-containing mouth rinses or beverages.

5. Avoid caffeine-containing beverages.

6. Dry mouth can be treated with tart, sugarless gum or candy, water, sugar-free beverages, or with saliva substitutes if dry mouth persists.

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