How Medications Affect Dental Health

How Medications Effect Dental Health

In my office, you receive the best in optimum dental health, artistic, aesthetically pleasing cosmetic dentistry. Here I am sharing a little insight regarding how medications affect your dental health, teeth, and gums, as well as the treatment you are considering.

What Do I Need to Know About How Medications Affect Dental Health?

Studies show that two of every five adults take some type of medication that could have dental-related side effects. Depending on your age, this risk can be doubled. In addition to prescribed and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements can also cause oral health issues. The side effects can range from dry mouth (causing cavities or tooth decay) to inflamed gum (gingivitis), to taste alterations and possibly bone loss (periodontal disease).

Here is how medications affect dental health:

  • Dry Mouth, which can lead to bad breath, or Halitosis
  • Abnormal Bleeding
  • Altered Taste
  • Inflammation, Mouth Sores, or Discoloration of soft tissues
  • Enlarged Gums
  • Cavities
  • Teeth and Gum discoloration (stains)

Some drugs can cause intrinsic stains of teeth, meaning teeth whitening products are ineffective, and you may need dental veneers or porcelain veneers to mask the discoloration.

Seeing a Los Angeles Dentist for Help

It is best to have your cosmetic dentist maintain communication with your physician and you, in order to provide optimal health care. It is of utmost importance that you fill out the health questionnaire properly and completely, and disclose your medications and dosages.

Are you looking for a cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles? If you want to improve your smile and feel more confident than ever before, look no further than Dr. Anthony Mobasser.

With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Mobasser uses advanced techniques and top-tier technologies to correct imperfections in your teeth, giving you the perfect smile.

Dr. Mobasser has amassed a long list of celebrity clientele who know they can count on him to help them put their best face forward. If you want to have a Hollywood smile, contact the staff at Dr. Mobasser’s Los Angeles office to schedule your first appointment.

To make the process easier, we offer free consultations to begin the journey towards your new smile. Call us today to get started!

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