Published reports have indicated that asthma and tooth decay are among the major causes of school absenteeism in the United States. Children with asthma have a significantly higher rate of decayed, missing, and filled teeth, in the primary and permanent teeth. Adults and children with asthma may require a more aggressive dental-caries?prevention protocol, once asthma is diagnosed. Individuals with asthma may be more susceptible to the following oral-health changes:
Dental experts have issued the following tips for proper dental care for asthmatics:
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