Have you ever wondered why tooth decay and erosion occur? Plaque, a sticky substance that covers teeth, begins to build up when we eat or drink. Plaque contains bacteria that eat away at the enamel of the teeth. Saliva helps in the battle against tooth decay by diluting the acid and the bacteria as well as keeping your mouth moist. Several medications and some medical conditions may affect the amount of saliva you produce resulting in problems with your oral health. If you take medications that cause ‘dry mouth’, you may be more at risk for weakened enamel or cavities. Your dietary habits, medical conditions and the medications you take regularly are important information for us to know so we can assess your risks, for oral problems.
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