Research has shown that asthma sufferers have an increased risk of gum disease. This is in part attributed to the use of inhalers and the fact that asthma sufferers are more likely to breathe through the mouth.
To protect oral health, there are a few simple steps that asthma sufferers can take:
– Rinse the mouth after using an inhaler
– Drink plenty of water to stay well-hydrated
– Cut down on sugary and starchy foods
Asthma sufferers should consult with their dentist who can suggest “additional strategies to help improve dental health” and maintain healthy teeth and gums. An article on the subject can be read at https://lerablog.org/health/services/study-links-asthma-with-increased-risk-of-gum-disease/.