The Balance Between Prescriptions and Oral Health

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Many Americans are using some kind of medication or prescription drug. This can vary depending on a person’s age, sex, health and physical condition. However, these have an interference on your dental health care that is often ignored.

You may wonder why your dentist needs to know about your birth control prescription or a cold you had last week. This is vital information when Dr. Sage White is aiming to find the most suitable and applicable oral health care in Cedar City, Utah. No two teeth are the same and at Gentle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, that means no two treatments are the same. So, your medications are an essential part of the customized and personal treatment plan created for you.

Let our dentist know of any medication use and overall health information. Be sure to include any recent illnesses or chronic conditions. Please also provide our office with an updated list of current prescription and over-the-counter medications. This includes informing us on changes in your overall health or medication use.

All medications create an aspect of your dental care that needs to be addressed and considered in a treatment plan that is enhancing, safe and applicable. Below is a list of possible dental side effects from certain medications:

Dry Mouth
Gingival Hyperplasia
Sense of Taste
Oral Lesions
Abnormal Bleeding
Tooth Discoloration
Jaw Clenching/ Teeth Grinding

So, if you’re one of the millions of those with prescription or store-bought medications, please, let us know. If you have any questions about the influence prescriptions have on your dental health, please call 435-586-9991 to learn more. Our responsive and helpful team will gladly enhance your care in any way we can.