Good Medicines May Lead To Bad Teeth!
Many medications that we use, even those sold
over the counter (without prescriptions) can be a source of serious
oral or dental
problems. Some medications cause a decrease in Saliva, while
others lead to
excessive growth of gum tissue (Gingival hyperplasia). These
conditions allow bacteria to
grow around teeth, and thereby produce cavities. Excessive gum tissue
is also harder to
keep clean, and can even become a cosmetic problem.
For further information about Dental Health, please visit the MedicineNet.com Dental Cavities Center.
The American Dental Association also offers important online information about dental health.
Last Editorial Review: 10/23/2002