Oral health can be affected by medications you take from your doctor. Did you know that medications can damage your oral health and even discolor your teeth? Well, it’s true! That is why taking care of your smile while you are undergoing treatment is important. Our team here at Planet Smile in Pflugerville, Texas, is happy to talk to you about the connection between oral health and medications.
Dry mouth is a common side effect for various medications no matter the ailment. Did you know saliva keeps food from nesting around your gum line and teeth, which produces plaque? That is why when dry mouth occurs, you are more vulnerable to plaque and tooth decay.
Many different cancer treatments also affect your oral health. If you are undergoing cancer treatment, be sure to talk to your dentist and tell them the medications you are taking. Your dentist, Dr. , cares for your physical health as well as your oral health. So, make sure you talk to your dentist to help your smile stay healthy and strong.
Studies have shown that oral health has been linked to your overall health, which is why we want to help your smile during any treatments that require you to be on medications. If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to your oral health, please call us today at 512-989-3300 to set up an appointment. Our friendly staff is always eager to help your smile stay healthy.