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.