The link between asthma and gum disease
A recent study has suggested that people with asthma need to keep a close eye on their oral health, as they are more likely to develop gum disease.
People with asthma are more likely to be mouth breathers, which can result in a dry mouth, which increases the risk of developing gum disease. This is due to the lack of protective saliva around the teeth.
– Drink water or brush teeth after using an inhaler to get rid of chemicals
– Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
– Cut back on starchy or sugary foods
Your dentist can advise on other effective strategies
“Even if you do have asthma, with the proper dental care you can avoid gum disease.”
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