Re: Xanax under the tongue and tooth decay??
After days and days of research I finally found my answer. Xanax causes dry mouth which in turn causes the cavities. It doesn't matter how you take them, under your tongue or swallow them, it is all the same. So, I read that a person who takes them or any other anti-anxiety med or anti-depressant should be aware of this side effect and drink water all day and night long as well as sucking on hard candies and chew sugarless gum.
These drugs have been around for so long I am shocked and dismayed that the dentist and/or the doctors are not telling people this. Think of all of the kids who are on meds who are ruining their teeth and the parents are not armed with the information that they need. I know that my grandson, who is on anti-depressants, has bad teeth and we could not figure out why. Bingo. Dry mouth.
I remember when I took Prozac and figured it out and had to get fake saliva. I had no idea that Xanax did the same thing. I have been chewing gum and drinking water like crazy for the past two days.
Hope that this helps someone else out there.