Ken Larsen's web site - Dental Cleaning


During January-March 2015 I underwent chemotherapy and 30 oral radiation treatments to treat a tumor on my tonsil.  The radiation adversely affected my saliva glands ... which are a key component of dental hygiene.  To cope, I must be meticulous in my dental cleaning.  Here are the regimens that I will use:


Have teeth cleaned professionally by a dental hygienist 4 times/year instead of the usual two.


Each day:


20 minutes prior to a meal (in an attempt to minimize coughing)    Swish with Biotene gel.
After each meal/snack 1. Wait 30 minutes.
2. Brush with regular toothpaste.
Prior to bed 1. Brush with Colgate cavity preventing toothpaste using Sonicare. 
2. Do 20 minutes of coconut oil pulling (item 3 in this table).

3. Floss.
4. Waterpik with brush tool, hot water, and a little baking soda (2 teaspoons) and salt (1 teaspoon).
5. Brush teeth with Colgate Prevident 5000 ppm Booster Plus prescription toothpaste.
6. Let toothpaste sit on teeth for a few minutes. 
7. Rinse with ACT Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash.
Coconut oil pulling [video] 1. Lightly swish with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil for 10 to 20 minutes. 
2. Spit out the remainder.
3. Rinse with water
4. Brush teeth


(May 26, 2018) I bought an oral camera to help me assess the health of my teeth and gums.  [details]


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