Did you know medications can hurt your smile, so it is vital to take proper care of your oral health? Many people let things like brushing and flossing slide after a busy day, yet did you know you could be doing more damage than you know, especially if you are on medications? When it comes to your oral care, here at Innovative Dentistry in Las Vegas, Nevada, takes pride in making sure you have the knowledge and tools to keep your smile healthy. That is why we are happy to talk to you about your smile while on medications.
One of the most commonly known side effects of medications includes dry mouth. Did you know, saliva helps keep food from nesting around your teeth, which produces plaque? When dry mouth occurs, saliva is not washing away the food particles, leaving you more vulnerable to plaque and tooth decay.
There are various medications and treatments that can also affect your oral health such as cancer medications. If you are undergoing cancer treatment, be sure to talk to your dentist and tell them what medications you are on. Your dentist, Dr. Angela Catalano, cares for your oral health, as well as your overall, entire health. So, make sure you talk to your dentist to help your smile stay in the best condition possible while you are going through treatment.
Being on medications can take a toll on your body in many different ways. By keeping up with your brushing and flossing habits, you can lower your risk of cavities and other oral health problems.
If you still have questions or would like to learn more about medications and your smile, please call us today at 702-407-9990. Our staff is happy to assist you with any questions you may have pertaining to your oral health.