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How Over-The-Counter Medication Can Affect Your Teeth

Common over-the-counter medications can have an adverse impact on the teeth. By checking with your dentist and drinking plenty of water you can help reduce the risk of dental problems from medications.

Key takeaways:

  • Decongestants can result in dry mouth, reducing the levels of saliva required to help protect teeth.
  • Allergy medications may also lead to dry mouth, increasing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Take aspirin with water as it is an acidic medication which can impact on your teeth.

“For medications that dry out the oral cavity, drinking enough water can help. If you need to take cough syrup, make sure to rinse your mouth afterward and wait about one hour before brushing your teeth to prevent tooth enamel damage.”

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Dr Panayiotis Karavellas

GDC Number: 252290

Panos is the most recent addition to complement our highly skilled clinicians and brings with him passion, enthusiasm and energy. Panos believes in delivering the best care possible at the highest of standards consistently and hence uses magnification routinely at a factor of 5 through the use of loupes – “no detail is too small”.

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We are situated to the West of Hove Museum (on the corner of New Church Road and Pembroke Gardens) TwentyOneDental, A Digitally Advanced Dental, Implant & Specialist Referral Centre, 21 New Church Road Brighton & Hove BN3 4AD.


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