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Asthma & Oral Health


Asthma currently affects over 25 million people in the United States. This disorder causes airways to become swollen and narrow, leading to chronic shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness and coughing. In addition to breathing difficulty, asthma can have adverse effects on oral health. Dry Mouth People with asthma tend to be mouth-breathers, making them [...]

Asthma & Oral Health2018-11-15T09:41:56-06:00

Is There a Link Between Tooth Decay and Asthma Inhalers?


About 9 million children and 23 million adults in the U.S. have asthma, and most of them use inhalers as treatment. Many of our patients have expressed concern that using an inhaler could lead to tooth decay, a claim that has been made by researchers in the past. Unfortunately, inhalers can occasionally cause oral health [...]

Is There a Link Between Tooth Decay and Asthma Inhalers?2018-11-19T09:54:29-06:00