Challenges to maintain good oral health and the impacts include:
Multiple medications can cause xerostamia (Dry mouth) creating a haven for bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. Candidiasis (Thrush) A fungal infection, includes soreness & problems swallowing.
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Xerostomia – Dry Mouth
-“Dry Mouth is either induced by medication, systemic problems such as diabetes, or part of the aging process.
-Saliva acts as a natural cleanser by washing away particles of food and toxins produced by the bacterial plaque.
-Xerostomia is a major cause of cervical decay (decay along the gum line) and recurrent decay under crowns and fillings.