question-icon

Suffering from depression. Suggested orbit chewing gum and saleva mouthwash. Is this OK?

default
Posted on Tue, 7 Aug 2012
Question: Saleva Mouthwash has been suggested for improving my saliva. For about more than 35 years, i have problem of slow/absence of saliva which has resulted in myself being a very slow at eating my food . I have also been through instances of severe depression several time during my childhood to current years and only yesterday a dentist had suggested link between antidepressant medicines and lack of saliva. He has suggested Orbit chewing gum as well as Saleva Mouthwash. I have also been subject to recurrent teeth problems which ahve been attributed to the lack of Saliva ( dryness). 2. Is the line of treatment tenable and can I regain good health through improved digestion following an increase in saliva ?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ramesh B. Hegde (1 hour later)
Dear XXXXXX,
Thank you for the query. It is true that there is link between the antidepressants and lack of saliva, as a consequence the oral hygiene as well as chewing becomes problematic. You can talk to the doctor who has prescribed the anti-depressants. Continue using the mouthwash and orbit chewing. You can also start using Dry mouth Gel from GC company [your dentist can help you to get].
Please brush after every food to maintain good oral hygiene.
Hope this clarifies your query. If you want to clarify further you are most well- come.
With happy regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Ramesh B. Hegde

Dentist, Prosthodontics

Practicing since :1995

Answered : 77 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Suffering from depression. Suggested orbit chewing gum and saleva mouthwash. Is this OK?

Dear XXXXXX,
Thank you for the query. It is true that there is link between the antidepressants and lack of saliva, as a consequence the oral hygiene as well as chewing becomes problematic. You can talk to the doctor who has prescribed the anti-depressants. Continue using the mouthwash and orbit chewing. You can also start using Dry mouth Gel from GC company [your dentist can help you to get].
Please brush after every food to maintain good oral hygiene.
Hope this clarifies your query. If you want to clarify further you are most well- come.
With happy regards