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If you are ever suffering from any type of pain or inflammation within your body due to an oral health care ailment, your dentist may prescribe medications for you. However, just as medications are meant to help you, it may produce some side effects that can potentially damage your smile.

One common oral health condition that arises through the use of medications is known as dry mouth. Dry mouth typically occurs when there is a lower amount of saliva in your mouth. Although it is treatable, it can wreak severe havoc on your smile including increasing your risk for cavities and gum disease, and can cause issues with breathing or chewing food properly. Speak with your dentist before using any medication to determine which oral health conditions it could potentially cause.

Another potential condition that arises from the use of medication is known as oral candidiasis. Oral candidiasis, also known as thrush, occurs when oral medications are inhaled. One effective infection prevention plan to use is to always wash out your mouth thoroughly after each oral inhalation of any medication.

No matter the needs you require from your smile, our team at San Tomas Signature Smiles can help. Dr. Ramin Moradi and our team can give you a comprehensive oral examination to determine which oral health care procedure is best for you and your oral health care needs. To schedule a visit to our dentist office in Campbell, California, call us at 408-378-2890 . We want to ensure your smile is shining for years to come.