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/.

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