Medication for mental health: Oral health impacts

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This review of the side effects of medications prescribed for the management of mental health highlights their potential impact on oral health. The commonest problems being xerostomia.

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Zinc supplements may have some benefit in treating taste disorders

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Taste disorders can have a impact of health and quality of life. This new Cochrane review identified 9 trials (566 participants) and found some evidence that zinc supplements could improve taste perception in people with idiopathic taste disorders. However the evidence is not of high quality.

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