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Can Asthma Cause Periodontal Disease?

teeth, health, smile, dentistAsthma sufferers might be more likely to suffer from a serious gum disease condition known as periodontal disease. This can damage teeth and require multiple trips to the dentist. If you have been diagnosed with asthma, what steps can you take to protect your oral health?
–  Always rinse your mouth out after using an inhaler.
–  If you notice symptoms like bleeding gums when brushing, see your dentist.
–  Breathing through your nose will prevent protective saliva from drying up.
”When you fail to brush and floss regularly, bacteria in your mouth will multiply and thrive.”
Learn more:
https://lerablog.org/health/services/study-links-asthma-with-increased-risk-of-gum-disease/

Dr. Kate Robinson BDS PGCERT ORTH PGDIP SEDATION

Graduated from Guys Hospital, London in 1988, co-established the practice with Simon in 1992. Kate has a special interest in orthodontics and smile design and also provides a sedation service if needed to support our practitioners when treating extremely anxious patients.

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