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Did you know there is a link between the oral health of your teeth and the medications you are taking? Well, it’s true! Medications come with many side effects. While the medications are important for your overall health, keeping up with your oral care becomes as important as ever. That is why our team of professionals at Kevin L. Caldwell, DDS, PC in Webb City, Missouri, is happy to talk to you about this connection between your teeth and medications and why it’s important to keep up with your oral care.

There are many common side effects of medications. One of these includes dry mouth. Did you know saliva keeps food from forming around your teeth and gum line, which produces plaque? Saliva washes the food particles away. So, when dry mouth occurs, you are more vulnerable to plaque buildup and tooth decay.

There are many other side effects medications have on your smile. Some medications that pose a dangerous threat to your smile include cancer treatments. That is why if you are undergoing cancer treatment, be sure to talk to your dentist and tell him what medications you are taking. Your dentist, Dr. Kevin Caldwell, cares for your physical health as well as your beautiful smile. So make sure you talk to your dentist to help your smile stay in beautiful, healthy condition.

Another thing to remember is that studies have shown that oral health has been linked to your overall health, which is why we want to help your smile during any treatments that require you to take medications. Working hand-in-hand with you to keep your smile in tip-top shape can be the best way to keep your entire body healthy and strong.

If you have questions about your oral health or if you would like to learn more, please call us at 417.673.1988 to set up an appointment. We are proud to help you with any oral health care questions you may have. So, call us today and let us help keep your smile healthy and bright.