Oral health care is an important part of a cancer patient's overall health and
well-being. View our videos to hear what members of the OHCCP community
are saying about oral health care for cancer patients.
Video 1 - Oral Health Care is Important to Sherry
Sherry shares with the community about why oral health care is important to her.
Video 2 -
Sherry shares her cancer story and tells us how cancer treatment effected her
Video 3 -
Shirley Explains Dry Mouth
Shirley shares what she has learned about dry mouth and some healthy habits for
combating dry mouth.
Sherry Explains Dry Mouth
Sherry discusses how dry mouth affects cancer patients.
Dr. Susan Zunt performs an MST saliva flow test to measure the amount of saliva
in Shirley's mouth.
Shirley was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 and has fought through two
boughts of vaginal cancer in 2004 and 2005. One of the complications
Shirley experienced as a result of her cancer treatment was xerostomia or dry
Dentists can help manage their cancer patient's dry mouth by first assessing
their patient's salivary flow using a Schirmer MST strip and by using other
salivary flow measures. Once the
patient's saliva flow rate is assessed, the dentist and patient can work
together to manage the effects of dry mouth.
Check out Dr. Zunt's featured article
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