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Can My Child’s Asthma Affect Their Dental Health?
Posted on September 27th, 2020
Did you know more than 26 million Americans have asthma, and it’s the leading chronic disease in children? As dental health professionals that understand how deeply your oral and overall health rely on one another and want both to be optimal for your child, we feel it’s important to talk about how asthma might affect your child’s smile.
Children with asthma may breathe more frequently through their mouths, and mouth breathing combined with commonly prescribed corticosteroids can cause dry mouth. Without the beneficial enzymes in healthy saliva production, your child may be at an increased risk of bad breath, enamel erosion (which leads to cavities), and gum disease.
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
About Meghna Dassani, DMD
Dr. Meghna Dassani received her initial dental training from the University of Mumbai, India, where she graduated in 1996 as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). After working as an associate for one year, she established her own practice in Mumbai, India. She successfully operated this practice for six years prior to moving to the US. When Dr. Meghna Dassani is not in the office she is at home being a mommy to her 2 beautiful girls and enjoying time relaxing with her husband. Since opening her own practice in 2011 she doesn’t have a lot of free time but when the time allows she enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, visiting with friends and family and of course SHOPPING with a Starbucks in her hand!