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MANY MEDICATIONS HAVE frustrating side effects like nausea or headaches. But did you know that dry mouth is one of the most common side effects of prescription drugs?
If you experience dry mouth while undergoing orthodontic treatment, you’ll need to be especially careful to avoid cavities and gum disease. Read on…
There are over 400 medications that can affect your salivary glands. These medications include those used to treat depression, anxiety, pain, allergies, diarrhea, urinary incontinence, Parkinson’s disease, and many other conditions.
Our salivary glands are extremely important because they produce saliva. Saliva keeps our mouths moist and breaks down the foods we eat. It also helps keep the bacteria in our mouths under control.
If you or someone you know is taking medications that may be causing dry mouth, there are plenty of things you can do to help keep your mouth moist and healthy.
If you are having a lot of trouble with dry mouth, contact us. You may also want to consult your general physician about trying different medications or adjusting your dosages.