Can medication for depression ruin one's teeth?
May 12, 2019 1:34pm CST
My dentist told me that medication for depression ruined my teeth. I know that many people have depression and they take medication for it. But I don't know anyone who loses teeth because of medication. What is your opinion about that? Can medication for depression and anxiety ruin all teeth? Or maybe stress is ruining teeth? If you take medication for depression, have you noticed problems with your teeth?
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When I found a new dentist, she asked me if I took any kind of medication: I told her that I take antidepressants and her response was: "Oh no, that is not good. I have seen other patients who took the same type of medication and it affected their teeth. I am not happy that you take that medication" Antidepressants can affect your teeth. It doesn't always happen, but it happens in some cases. I think it also depends on the type antidepressants, some are worse than others. My psychiatrist recommended that I get my teeth checked every 3 months instead of every 6 months.
• Anniston, Alabama
No, I don`t believe that because I know many people who takes these medications and have good teeth. Having bad teeth is usually from gum disease, lack of brushing several times a day and lack of flossing teeth or a lack of vitamins like calcium and D3.