Asthma Linked to Gum Disease

10th January 2018

teeth, health, smile, dentistA recent study has concluded that asthma sufferers were almost 20% more likely to have periodontitis, or gum disease, compared to those who don’t have the illness.

Asthma sufferers are advised to take extra care with oral health and to be aware of possible symptoms of gum disease such as:

– Dry mouth

– Stuffy nose

– Red or inflamed gums

Asthma sufferers should brush and floss the teeth properly and visit a dentist regularly to detect gum disease as early as possible. They should always “be vigilant about their oral health” and further advice can be found at https://lerablog.org/health/services/study-links-asthma-with-increased-risk-of-gum-disease/.

Dr. Clifford Yudelman (Primary Dentist)

Dr Clifford Yudelman is the Founder of OptiSmile Advanced Dentistry and Implant Centre. The son of a retired dentist, he was born in South Africa and obtained his Degree at the University of Witwatersrand, Dental School in 1983. He gained further experience in London for 4 years whilst studying for his USA National and State Board Exams for California. In 1986 Dr Yudelman passed the final exams with the University of Southern California Dental Graduates. He moved to California and practiced in San Diego for 16 years. He was also licenced to practice in Australia and New Zealand. In 2002, Dr Yudelman moved to Perth Australia and started a practice in Nedlands. After 12 years in Perth, he reunited with his high school sweetheart and relocated back to South Africa. Once in Cape Town, he recognised the need for a state of the art multi-specialist practice. In October 2015, OptiSmile was born with state of the art equipment, modern architecture, bright, relaxing sea views in a calming and inviting environment. His focus has been on forming a team of highly trained and experienced professionals to deliver premium and exceptional dental care. OptiSmile’s primary purpose is to help you optimise your dental health and allow you to smile with confidence.

Dr Yudelman now resides in Sea Point with Robyn and 3 beautiful teenage kids. He loves photography, cycling and physical fitness.

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76 Regent Rd,
Sea Point
Cape Town
Western Cape
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