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.

Here’s more.

– 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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