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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 474-475

Non-respiratory problems (dental problems) associated with asthmatic drugs - A review


1 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Bhopal, India
2 Professor and Head, Dept. of Preventive and Paediatric Dentistry, People's Dental Academy, Bhopal, India
3 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Bhopal, India
4 Professor, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Bhopal, India
5 Reader, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Bhopal, India
6 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Bhabha College of Dental Sciences, Bhopal, India

Correspondence Address:
G Shanthi
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Bhopal
India
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Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that causes the airways to constrict and produce excessmucus, making breathing difficult. The reported prevalence of childhood asthma is increasing worldwide.Surveys undertaken during the past 20 years using similar methods throughout have found a consistentincrease in the prevalence of asthma. Many medications used to treat asthma have effects on the mouth,teeth and throat. This article reviews the correlation between asthma and oral health. Common OralProblems due to Asthma Medications may be Candidiasis and dry mouth. Asthmatic medications can placethe patient at risk of dental erosion by reducing salivary protection against extrinsic or intrinsic acids. Theeffect of asthma on oral health is the subject of debate among majority of the dentists. Increase frequencyof dental visits with your dentist or hygienist to prevent oral problems.


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