Antidepressant Drugs & Your Oral Health

Posted on Oct 02, 2012 by William J. Claiborne, DDS MS

Research has shown that people who take psychiatric and anti-anxiety medications commonly experience the reduced ability to create saliva. Studies reveal that those on these medications have a rate of dental decay almost four times as high as normal.

With the overwhelming incidence of gum disease in the U. S., which contributes to tooth loss as well as other serious health repercussions, enhancing your awareness in this regard can greatly reduce your vulnerability.

Please let us know if you have begun taking these medications since your medical history form was last updated.

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