As you know if this is affecting you, hypertension is another term for high blood pressure (HBP). The good news is that it’s entirely possible to treat and manage this issue, which is extremely important for your overall and long-term health. The sometimes frustrating news is that many of the drugs that help you keep your HBP in check can lead to some oral health issues (which, of course, we can help you with). Learn more from your Corona dentist!

Medication And Dry Mouth

First, your Corona dentist would like to explain that dry mouth is a very common side effect of blood pressure medication. While you may be able to switch to a different pill, you may also be stuck facing the same issue. If you’re not familiar, this just means that you’re not going to be producing as much saliva as you need. You will notice this when your mouth feels sticky or dry, when your lips feel dry, when you develop bad breath, or when foods begin to taste different. Don’t worry: We can help you!

What To Do

If you have already done your best to change to a medication without this side effect (or if you are happy with your current medication), your Corona dentist suggests you come in to see us for a checkup. We can talk with you about the best ways to manage dry mouth. From increasing your salivation throughout the day to remaining hydrated with enough water intake (and more), solutions are just around the corner.

Protect Your Oral Health With A Visit

Come talk with us about your high blood pressure, medication, and side effects, so we can help you protect your oral health. Give us a call in Corona, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.