Medications, Dry Mouth, and Your Smile

Have you taken the time to educate yourself on the benefits and risks of medications in regard to oral dentistry and oral health care? If you need oral health care treatments and procedures, medications may be able to give you benefits including reductions in inflammation and recovery time. However, in some instances, medications can lead to oral health ailments, including dry mouth.

Dry mouth is a medical condition that arises within your mouth due to a lack of saliva. Saliva is naturally produced by your body to assist in keeping your mouth clear of food debris and bacteria. Saliva also helps strengthen and support your tooth enamel by neutralizing harmful acids and keep plaque buildup at bay. However, dry mouth will lower saliva production, thus increasing your risk for oral health ailments.

Medications can be purchased or acquired in a few separate ways. The best way to acquire medications necessary for treatments and recoveries can be acquired by your dentist via prescription. However, there are over-the-counter products as well as online products and goods that can be purchased. To ensure the best chance of recovery with the lowest chance of oral ailments such as dry mouth, speak with your dentist before using any medication. As always, use exactly as directed.

If you would like to speak with Dr. Jacob Shrayman and our team about medications and dry mouth from a dentist in Verona, New Jersey, please schedule an appointment at our dentist office of Jacob Shrayman, DDS, by calling (973) 791-4104. The path to a healthy smile starts today!

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