Asthma patients and gum disease
Research shows that asthma patients are at a higher risk of developing gum disease. Asthma patients are more susceptible to advanced gum disease, called gingivitis and periodontitis.
- People with asthma breathe through the mouth, causing dryness that facilitates harmful bacteria.
- People with asthma lack enough saliva to wash away food residue and prevent harmful bacteria.
- If you have asthma, ensure proper oral hygiene to prevent gum and periodontal disease.
Asthma patients should see the dentist regularly & keep their teeth clean by brushing regularly. Drink enough water to avoid dehydration.
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