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5 Ways Medication May Be Affecting Your Child’s Oral Health | Dr. George Boukas

Understanding the Impact of Medication on Your Child’s Oral Health

At Thriving Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we understand the importance of your child’s oral health, especially when it comes to managing medication. Dr. George Boukas and our team are committed to providing personalized care tailored to your child’s needs. Did you know that certain medications can affect your child’s oral health?

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, or reduced saliva production, can be a side effect of several medications. Saliva plays a crucial role in neutralizing harmful acids and protecting teeth from decay. If your child experiences dry mouth, our team can recommend strategies to help mitigate its effects and safeguard their oral health.

2. Gum Tissue Enlargement

Some medications may cause your child’s gum tissue to become enlarged or overgrown, requiring extra attention to prevent gum inflammation. Dr. George Boukas may provide specialized care instructions to help your child maintain healthy gums and prevent further complications.

3. Tooth Decay

While most medications won’t directly cause tooth decay, some contain sugars that can contribute to decay over time. Opting for sugar-free versions of medications whenever possible and encouraging your child to take medication with meals can help reduce the risk of tooth decay.

4. Bleeding

Certain medications can affect blood clotting, potentially leading to increased bleeding during oral surgery or tooth extraction. It’s crucial to inform our team of any medications your child is taking before scheduling treatment to ensure the highest level of care and safety.

5. Soft Tissue Reactions

Medications can sometimes cause oral inflammations, discoloration, or sores. If your child experiences any of these symptoms, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We can work with you to develop a personalized oral hygiene plan to address these side effects effectively.

Partnering for Your Child’s Oral Health

At Thriving Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in working together with parents to prioritize their child’s oral health. By keeping us informed about your child’s medications and any changes in their oral health, you empower us to provide tailored care and recommendations. If you have any questions or concerns about how medications may be affecting your child’s oral health, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. George Boukas and our team. We’re here to support your child’s journey to a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Thriving Smiles Pediatric Dentistry of North Ridgeville


Phone: 2168151413


34115 Center Ridge Road

North Ridgeville, OH 44039

Thriving Smiles Pediatric Dentistry