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Medication and Oral Health

Can medication have an effect on your oral health?

Yes, medications can have oral side effects Dry mouth being the most common. Be sure to tell your dentist about any medications that you’re taking, even medicines that you purchase without a prescription.

Types of medications that will often produce dry mouth:

  • Antihistamines
  • Decongestants
  • Pain Killers
  • Diuretics
  • High Blood Pressure Medications
  • Antidepressants

http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/d/dry-mouth

Other medications may cause abnormal bleeding when brushing and flossing, inflamed or ulcerated tissues, mouth burning, numbness or tingling, movement disorders and taste alteration. If you experience any of these symptoms, consult your dentist or physician.