Good Medicines May Lead To Bad Teeth!

Last Editorial Review: 10/23/2002

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.
Some examples of potentially harmful medications are;

For further information about Dental Health, please visit the Dental Cavities Center.

The American Dental Association also offers important online information about dental health.

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