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Are you taking any medications for ailments within your body? Are you taking any medications to help you deal with any oral health conditions? Regardless of the reason for the medication, be aware that they can potentially lead to further issues with your teeth and gums. As with all conditions that arise with your teeth and gums, speak with your dentist before using any type of medication.

If you take any medications that need to be inhaled, be aware of a condition known as oral candidiasis. Oral candidiasis, also known as thrush, is an infection in your mouth often arising from the inhalation of medicines. To help prevent thrush from arising, always wash out your mouth after inhaling any form of medication.

One of the most frequently found oral health conditions arising from the use of medications is known as dry mouth. Although dry mouth does have other causes, many medications are known to produce dry mouth as a side effect. Dry mouth occurs when there is a decrease of saliva in your mouth. This can drastically affect your oral health care because it’s extremely important for neutralizing acids, washing away debris, and rinsing away bacteria and other harmful substances that seek to damage your teeth and gums. Exercise caution when taking medications to ensure your mouth does not suffer any negative effects from it.

If you would like to have your smile inspected by our team at Moore Family Dental, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Aaron Moore and our team at our dentist office in Parkersburg, West Virginia. To schedule a visit, please call us at 304-699-0359. Come in and become a success story with a healthier smile today.