Havasu Dentist: Medications & Dry Mouth

If you are dealing with dry mouth symptoms, it could be caused from a variety of things: genetics, oral health, and/or medications that you take.

A few types of medications that cause dry mouth, medically known as xerostomia, are:

  1. Antidepressants (Zoloft, Celexa, Prozac)
  2. Decongestants (Sudafed PE, Vicks)
  3. Antihistamines (Zyrtec, Benadryl)
  4. Muscle relaxants (Robaxin, Zanaflex)
  5. Appetite suppressants
  6. Diuretics

A quick way to learn about the side effects of the medications you’re taking is to do a google search and read a credible website. If your medication includes a side effect of Xerostomia, your medication may be the cause. However, we recommend reaching out to your Havasu dentist about your symptoms to ensure that your oral health is in check. Treatments for dry mouth aim to stimulate your salivary glands to produce saliva. Without saliva, your mouth lacks the necessary saliva to naturally cleanse your mouth throughout the day. Without this, you may be at risk for future dental problems.

To schedule a consult regarding dry mouth symptoms, please visit: https://www.serenityhavasu.com/.