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Teen with a Dream would suggest getting your child a teeth cleaning before beginning their treatment. The various treatment methods for cancer are hard on a child’s teeth, and have the potential to follow into survivorship.
According the Children’s Oncology Group the following are risks of Chemotherapy:
Increased risk for cavities
Shortening or thinning of the roots of the teeth
Absence of teeth or roots
Problems with development of tooth enamel resulting in white or discolored patches on the teeth, grooves and pits in the teeth, and/or easy staining of the teeth
Make sure that your child’s cancer doctor and dentist communicate to ensure the highest quality of care!