Asthma linked to gum disease
Researchers have found a link between asthma and gum disease. This means that people who have asthma need to take extra care of their dental health.
– Dry mouth caused by your inhaler may cause gum disease.
– Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water
– Rinse your mouth after using your inhaler to get rid of drying chemicals.
– Try to breathe through your nose rather than your mouth.
Let your dentist know your medical history and steps to take to avoid gum disease.
If you have asthma make sure you schedule regular appointments with your dentist who will monitor the health of your teeth and gums.
Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)
Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.