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.

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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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