Medications Can Affect Oral Health

As we age, many of us find ourselves with health conditions that require medication – and while medications can improve overall health, some may have adverse side effects on oral health.1

One of the most common side effects of many medications is dry mouth, which does more than just make you crave a cold glass of water. Food particles and bacteria cling to teeth longer when there’s not enough saliva to rinse them away, which can eventually result in tooth decay.

Other medications can cause canker sores, a metallic taste in the mouth, discolored teeth, or “gingival overgrowth,” which is when gums become swollen and begin to grow over teeth. Be sure to let your dentist know when you start taking new medications, vitamins or supplements. You should also ask your physician about possible side effects, then monitor your oral health for unexpected changes.

In fact, it’s always a good idea to keep a close eye on your oral health while you’re taking any kind of medication, regardless of your age. If you notice any irregularities, let your physician and your dentist know immediately.



  • What do you do when you have a toothache?

    | View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
Print article | Share article:
prednisone no prescription needed 40mg order buy Endep online canadian prescriptions Endep Endep online order online pharmacy Endep Endep online no prescription purchase Endep amex online without prescription purchase Endep online without prescription buy pharmacy Aricept waterview buy Aricept where buy discount Nizoral on line buy Nizoral no scams buy cheapest Nizoralbuy no prior prescription Nizoral buy pharmacy Nizoral waterview purchase Famvir usa cod how to buy Maxalt without a prescription cheapest place to buy Requip Requip pharmacy Nizoral buy fedex buy brand Nizoral order Famvir without a prescription overnight shipping buy cipro online wholesale Cytotec cheap Aricept canadian pharmacy i want to buy Aricept without a perscription xenical no script comprar Amitriptyline generico Amitriptyline delivered overnight fedex Requip overnight without a rx Lisinopril shipped cash on how to buy Amitriptyline without a prescription buy Maxalt mastercard purchasing Amitriptyline without a script buying Accutane 40 mg Accutane 40 mg effects buy 40 mg Accutane free consultation 40 mg Accutane buy fedex accutane online pharmacy