Mouth & Dental Care Guidelines

Mouth and Dental Care Guidelines for Children and Adolescents Undergoing Cancer Treatment



  1. Your child will visit the Pediatric Dentist at the IWK Health Centre or the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre soon after diagnosis.

  2. Your child should be brushing their teeth twice daily with fluoride containing gel toothpaste using a soft toothbrush unless otherwise advised by your healthcare team.

  3. The IWK Divisions of Hematology/Oncology and Dentistry no longer recommends the routine use of Chlorhexidine 0.12% mouth rinse as this practice does not provide benefit to your child.