Many Prescription Drugs Can Damage Your Teeth

Many drugs, both prescription and illegal, can cause tooth damage. Estimates suggest that about 40 per cent of people take at least one type of medicine that could cause tooth damage.

Healthy teeth and gums depend on good oral hygiene, a low sugar diet, healthy saliva and regular visits to the dentist. Tell your dentist about any drugs you are taking, including illegal drugs. Prevention is certainly better than cure, since dental restoration treatments can be expensive and time consuming.

Your child’s developing teeth

A child’s permanent teeth start to form in the jawbones soon after birth. These developing teeth are vulnerable to certain substances including…

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