If you suffer from asthma, you should put special focus on your oral health. This condition leaves you significantly more susceptible to tooth decay, mostly due to its tendency to cause your mouth to dry out. Many people with asthma will get in the habit of breathing through the mouth, and the asthma medication they take often dries out your mouth all the more. Because saliva plays a valuable role in cleaning your teeth and gums of harmful microbes, a dry mouth encourages infections and decay.
Be sure to tell our Federal Way dentistry clinic if you suffer from asthma, particularly if you also experience dental anxiety. If we know about your difficulties, we can take special measures to keep you more comfortable and prevent an asthma attack during your dental visits.