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How to prevent gum disease when you have asthma

teeth, health, smile, dentistRecent research has identified a strong link between people with asthma and the development of gum disease.

Key takeaways:

– It is important your dentist knows you have asthma so they can advise on how to keep your teeth and gums healthy

– For example, they may recommend extra cleaning and flossing, fluoride treatment and rinsing after inhaler use

– Early signs of gum disease include red, inflamed tender gums and bleeding while brushing or flossing

“Gum disease is the most common reason for tooth loss and it’s an insidious disease because the early symptoms are easily overlooked.”

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