Although medications are extremely important for helping you treat illnesses and ailments within your body, they can also lead to problems and issues with your teeth and gums. Even medications that are designed to help treat oral health conditions can cause damage due to issues that may arise.
One common condition that arises from the use of medications is dry mouth. Dry mouth produces saliva in your mouth which is a known treatment for neutralizing acids, harmful bacteria, and debris in your mouth. If saliva is decreased, you are at an increased risk for gum disease and tooth decay.
Another common symptom arising from the use of medication is known as oral candidiasis, more commonly known as thrush. Thrush occurs due to the inhalation of oral medications. To help prevent thrush, it is important to always wash out your mouth after every session in which you inhale any type of medication.
To prevent oral health ailments that can arise, make sure you are following the proper treatment techniques for a healthy smile that can last a lifetime. If you would like Dr. Brian A. Moore and our team at Moore Dental Services to bring you in for an oral exam or professional cleaning, please contact our dentist office in Florence, Kentucky, by calling us at (859) 525-0507. We look forward to improving your smile.