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Is antidepressant fluoxetine bad for teeth ?

can the antidepressent fluoxetine be bad for your teeth? I am 20 yrs old i weigh 130 pounds and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder
Asked On : Tue, 9 Aug 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
No it is not bad for teeth.
Do not stop taking fluoxetine, even when you feel better. Only your healthcare provider can determine the length of treatment that is right for you.
Missing doses of fluoxetine may increase your risk for relapse in your symptoms.
please visit your dentist for regular chech-up.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

There is no side effect of flouxetine fund especially on teeth.

you can very well continue with your medication.

one thing you must take care here is please visit your dentist once in six months and get an oral checkup done.

meanwhile maintain very good oral hygiene.that is must.

Hope it helps.


Take care.
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

There is no known side effect of fluoxetine on teeth.
You can safely take the drug.

If you having any dental problems you can visit Dentist and get the checkup done.

Meanwhile you can maintain a good oral hygiene, brush teeth regularly twice daily, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
There is no side effect fluoxetine on your teeth.
Always take medicines after consulting with your physician.
Get a routine dental check-up done in every 6 months.
Get scaling and fillings done.
Use soft-bristled toothbrush and clean your teeth in back-forth ,up-down motion.
uSE chlorhexidine mouthrinse to gargle.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
There has be no known side effects of it on teeth.
Answered: Wed, 10 Aug 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
I do not think it has got any bad effect on teeth.
There may be rare possibility of having bleeding gums.
Consult your doctor and seek his advice.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Tue, 9 Aug 2011
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