Quinapril and Xerostomia

8 Important Recommendations

When your blood pressure rises sustainably or frequently, pharmacological treatment may be required

Blood pressure is a measure of the force that blood exerts on the walls of the arteries as it is propelled by the heart to the rest of the body.


How does hypertension affect oral health?

High blood pressure, a disorder that affects blood flow throughout the body, has a direct and significant impact on oral health.

Quinapril, a drug belonging to the family of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, such as enalapril and captopril.

Saliva and xerostomia

Saliva is crucial for oral health: Lubricates the bolus to facilitate swallowing. Contains salivary amylase, important for digestion. Improves taste perception.

Healthy practices: Avoid sugary or acidic foods and drinks. Brush with fluoride toothpaste. Use mouthwash or gel with fluoride before going to sleep. Visit the dentist regularly.


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