As adults grow older, they can become more cavity prone than they were just a few years before. Why is this? It might be a side effect of medications you’re taking. How can medication cause cavities? Cavities can be caused because of dry mouth, which is a side effect of many medications, such as those for high blood pressure, cholesterol, depression, pain, and many others. There are ways to avoid dry mouth and avoiding developing cavities at a later age.
You should consult with your dentist on ways to alleviate your dry mouth. Your dentist may recommend helpful options such as:
Besides combating dry mouth and cavities, you should continue to schedule checkups and cleanings with your dentist. These regular visits can allow you and your dentist to catch cavities, infections, and gum disease before they get too out of hand. Contact your dentist today and keep your smile as bright and healthy as you are.