"Is there a link between asthma and tooth decay?"

Q: I’ve heard that there’s a link between asthma and tooth decay. Is this true?

A: According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, there does not appear to be a link between asthma and tooth decay. In fact, it turns out that children with asthma tend to have fewer cavities than children without asthma. Dr. Gerardo Maupome, one of the authors of the study, believes that this may be because many asthmatic children see doctors frequently, including dentists, so their teeth are better maintained than those of children without asthma.

Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees patients in the Los Angeles area. Visit our website or give us a call at (310) 482-3971 for more information about how we can provide you and your family with healthy smiles that last a lifetime.

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