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An important factor to consider when on medications is your teeth, yet many people do not realize how vital it truly is. Did you know, when you are on medications, your oral health can take a serious blow? Especially without proper care and attention to your smile, you can be putting your smile at risk. That is why our team here at Kingsport Dentistry in Kingsport, Tennessee, is happy to talk to you about the importance of your teeth’s care when you are on medications.

We all know that there are often many side effects to medications. One common side effect of medications is dry mouth. Did you know, Saliva keeps food from staying around your teeth and gum line, which produces plaque and tartar? That is why, when dry mouth occurs, you are more vulnerable to plaque and tooth decay.

Other medications can also hurt your smile like various cancer treatments. If you are undergoing cancer treatment, be sure to talk to your dentist and tell them what medications you are taking. Your dentist, Dr. J. Kenneth Carver, wants you to be healthy. So, make sure you talk to your dentist to help your smile stay in great shape despite your treatment needs.

Many people do not realize the important connections between oral health and your overall health, which is why we want to help your smile during any treatments that cause you to be on medications.

Most importantly, keep up with your daily brushing and flossing habits to maintain the best oral care you can have in your home. If you have other questions about your oral health, please feel free to call us at 423-247-5175. Our friendly staff stands ready to help assist you in any way we can.