My Medications Can Cause Oral Health Issues?

Your overall health is affected by your oral health, but did you realize your oral health can be affected by your other medical concerns, too? If you’re taking multiple medications to treat other health issues, you’re at increased risk for tooth and root decay and gum disease.

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It’s especially important for seniors to talk about your whole health with your dentist to ensure you’re getting the right level of care for your teeth. For instance, if your medication produces dry mouth you could consider a sealant that will help protect and preserve your teeth. It’s all about getting the right oral care tailored to your specific needs.