Re: [MOL] Oh my gosh, I am going to get pregnant and have rotton teeth t [12423] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Oh my gosh, I am going to get pregnant and have rotton teeth too!



Thanks for this info!  Since I'm on Luvox, I'll have to keep an eye out
for this.
-Jean

On Sun, 19 Jul 1998 22:13:46 -0400 lillian jennings <firefly@islc.net>
writes:
>Ease Your Mind -- but Watch Your Mouth
>If you're taking antidepressant medication, your teeth and gums may
>suffer. According to a recent study, dry mouth -- a common side
>effect of many antidepressant medications -- can lead to severe
>tooth and gum disease. "Dry mouth often goes unrecognized by
>physicians and dentists," says F.P.M.L. Peters, MD, a researcher at
>Maastricht University in the Netherlands. "And saliva is necessary
>for cleaning the smooth surfaces of teeth and to remineralize them."
>If you're taking antidepressants and experience puffiness or bleeding
>along the gumline -- the first signs of gum disease -- consult your
>dentist. Prescription-strength fluoride gels can help remineralize
>your teeth, but you'll still need to be extra careful about brushing
>and flossing after eating. (Source: General Hospital Psychiatry)
>
>
>
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