Seeking advice on Toothpaste!

KC13167
KC13167 Member Posts: 215
DX with NHL around 6/1/2010. My first round of R-CHOP was on 6/23/2010. I've been looking for a toothpaste that doesn't cause my mouth to feel like it's on fire, yet makes my mouth and teeth smell and feel clean. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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  • m-star
    m-star Member Posts: 441
    i use Retardex toothpaste
    i use Retardex toothpaste ans mouthwash.
    It is very mild in taste,is recommended by the British dental association and the mouthwash is alcohol free.

    I get dry mouth form my rads years ago and cannot use any mouthwash with alcohol in as it dries it out further.

    The toothpaste doesn't foam up much either so you dont look like you have rabies while brushing! =)
  • merrywinner
    merrywinner Member Posts: 626
    Baking Soda
    During my treatment with R CHOP(10/2009 thru 1/2010), I was told to buy a toothpaste with baking soda. Arm &Hammer makes one and it was much more comfortable and healing. It tastes a little creepy but my mouth felt very clean afterwards. Good luck! Mary
  • kayebadoe
    kayebadoe Member Posts: 81

    Baking Soda
    During my treatment with R CHOP(10/2009 thru 1/2010), I was told to buy a toothpaste with baking soda. Arm &Hammer makes one and it was much more comfortable and healing. It tastes a little creepy but my mouth felt very clean afterwards. Good luck! Mary

    My dr said sensodyne

    My dr said sensodyne
  • dixiegirl
    dixiegirl Member Posts: 1,043 Member
    kayebadoe said:

    My dr said sensodyne

    My dr said sensodyne

    Natural
    I use tea tree toothpaste that is natural. It's more on the lines of natural stuff without all the sweeteners and I really think it's much better than any of the normal off the shelf stuff. I can't stand crest and such any more at all. Helps with canker sores and stuff from acidy tomatoes better than any other product I've found because I go overboard with tomatoes every summer. The tea tree may help....ask your doc.
  • KC13167
    KC13167 Member Posts: 215

    Baking Soda
    During my treatment with R CHOP(10/2009 thru 1/2010), I was told to buy a toothpaste with baking soda. Arm &Hammer makes one and it was much more comfortable and healing. It tastes a little creepy but my mouth felt very clean afterwards. Good luck! Mary

    Toothpaste
    Thanks Mary, Baking soda rinses do help. Arm & Hammer toothpaste doesn't cut it! Who knows, maybe it'll work again next week. Thanks, Kellie
  • KC13167
    KC13167 Member Posts: 215
    kayebadoe said:

    My dr said sensodyne

    My dr said sensodyne

    Toothpaste
    That was my doc's suggestion too. Sometimes it's too spicy and hot, but cools down if I rinse with baking soda and water. Thanks, Kellie
  • KC13167
    KC13167 Member Posts: 215
    m-star said:

    i use Retardex toothpaste
    i use Retardex toothpaste ans mouthwash.
    It is very mild in taste,is recommended by the British dental association and the mouthwash is alcohol free.

    I get dry mouth form my rads years ago and cannot use any mouthwash with alcohol in as it dries it out further.

    The toothpaste doesn't foam up much either so you dont look like you have rabies while brushing! =)

    Toothpaste
    I found this product on line and will order it to have on hand, Thanks! Kellie
  • kayebadoe
    kayebadoe Member Posts: 81
    KC13167 said:

    Toothpaste
    Thanks Mary, Baking soda rinses do help. Arm & Hammer toothpaste doesn't cut it! Who knows, maybe it'll work again next week. Thanks, Kellie

    tooth paste
    My mom accidentally bought me the children's Sesodyne its even better. The regular hurt my teeth......to sweet.
  • KC13167
    KC13167 Member Posts: 215
    kayebadoe said:

    tooth paste
    My mom accidentally bought me the children's Sesodyne its even better. The regular hurt my teeth......to sweet.

    Teeth
    Thanks, I will give it a try. I am still unable to find a product that doesn't feel like it's burning my mouth.
  • Tracie1981
    Tracie1981 Member Posts: 125
    Sensodyne!
    I was told to use sensodyne also, it works really well. I also have to use the magic mouthwash they give ya for the mouth sores... Ick. Hope you find something that works! :)
  • yesyes2
    yesyes2 Member Posts: 591

    Sensodyne!
    I was told to use sensodyne also, it works really well. I also have to use the magic mouthwash they give ya for the mouth sores... Ick. Hope you find something that works! :)

    Toothpaste
    I have dry mouth all the time and during chemo my mouth was extremely painful. I found Biotein toothpaste to be the best for me. There are several different types and flavors but I preferred the gel the best. I found it very gentle. The only drawback is it's rather expensive. Hope you find something that works for you.
    Leslie
  • Cindy Bear
    Cindy Bear Member Posts: 569
    yesyes2 said:

    Toothpaste
    I have dry mouth all the time and during chemo my mouth was extremely painful. I found Biotein toothpaste to be the best for me. There are several different types and flavors but I preferred the gel the best. I found it very gentle. The only drawback is it's rather expensive. Hope you find something that works for you.
    Leslie

    Dr. Sheffield's
    Hello. I just started using something called Dr. Sheffield's baking soda toothpaste. It's .99 for a small tube at our local drugstore here. Don't know how many places carry it. I don't have cancer but I do have very sensitive teeth/gums and this really seems non-irritating to me. It leaves my mouth feeling clean as well.