People with asthma are at a higher risk of gum disease

13 January 2018
13 January 2018, Comments: 0

If you have asthma, you have more reasons to visit the dentist for regular checkups. Asthma patients have dry mouths due to breathing in through the mouth.

Key takeaways:

– Having a dry mouth means there is no adequate saliva to protect teeth from harmful bacteria.

– Asthma patients can protect their dental health by brushing regularly and flossing after meals.

– Lack of special attention by the dentist can cause gingivitis and periodontitis, all which damage bone tissue.

Ensure to practice healthy oral habits and regularly visit the dentist for for assessments.

Learn more here:

http://lerablog.org/health/services/study-links-asthma-with-increased-risk-of-gum-disease/

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