As adults grow older, they can become more prone to cavities than they were even just a few years prior. Why is this? It might be a side effect of medications that you’ve been prescribed. Your medication’s side effects might lead to cavities. Cavities can be caused because of dry mouth, which is a side effect of many medications, such as those for pain, depression, cholesterol, high blood pressure, and many others. There are ways to avoid dry mouth and, thusly, avoid developing cavities at a later age.
You should speak your dentist about ways to deal with your dry mouth. Your dentist may recommend helpful options such as:
Besides combating dry mouth and cavities, you should continue to schedule regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist. These visits can allow you and your dentist to catch cavities, infections, and gum disease before they become more of a nuisance.
Our dentists can provide you with implant, cosmetic, and restorative treatments to help you have the best smile possible. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.