Mar 21, 2010 - 4:08 pm
Hi, I have Papillary Thyroid cancer and have had a couple of surgeries and the RAI. I went for my routine cleaning yesterday and my gums were inflamed and more plaque than usual. I was told that if a persons saliva glands are affected from the radiation than you should be using a prescription strength fluoride tooth paste. The saliva helps neutralize the acid and if you have a dry mouth from the saliva glands being damaged the bacteria could attack your teeth. Just wanted to let you all know so you can see or talk to your dentist. I hadn't received any of this information.