over-the-counter medicines jeopardize oral health

Might Over-the-Counter Medications be Jeopardising Your Oral Health?

Were you aware that some categories of over-the-counter medication could harm your teeth and gums? This is primarily due to the fact that these formulations may sometimes contain ingredients that lead to dry mouth. Others could be overly acidic. 

If you hope to avoid a trip to your dentist, it is important to use the medications mentioned blow sparingly:

  • Aspirin (known for its acidic formulation)
  • Certain allergy medications can cause dry mouth.
  • The same holds true in regards to decongestants and cough syrup

“There are many kinds of medication that are known for affecting teeth.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.