Here at Fresh Smile Clinic, a leading private dentist Huddersfield, we like to keep our patients in the loop when it comes to news and developments regarding their dental and overall health.
This week, we’re reacting to news that asthma can increase our chances of developing gum disease by almost a fifth.
If you’re an asthma sufferer, you could well be at a higher risk of developing the disease, that’s according to the results of new research carried out by the Journal of Periodontology.
In response to these findings, Fresh Smile Clinic, your local private dentist Huddersfield which provides advanced treatments and general dentistry for its patients, urges sufferers of asthma to place a special emphasis on looking after their oral health so that they can dramatically reduce their chances of getting the dreaded gum disease.
Our Principal Dentist, Dr. Kirrin Punia, explains: “Dental experts have known for a little while that there are direct links between diseases like diabetes and heart disease with poor oral health. And now the topic of asthma is something we must all place close attention to. These new findings may well help millions of sufferers throughout the UK so that they can combat long-term health problems.
“There is good news here, though. As a private dentist Huddersfield, we believe that gum disease can be avoided easily if people stick to a dedicated dental routine. We urge everyone to brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste and make regular trips to their dentist. Remember, prevention is the best method of avoiding long-term problems with our teeth and gums.”
How can asthma sufferers avoid gum disease?
If you don’t take the early signs of gum disease seriously, then this often leads to a string of oral health problems such as tooth loss.
Fresh Smile Clinic wants anyone who is an asthma sufferer to be on alert and wise to those early signs which include symptoms such as bleeding gums after brushing, inflamed red gums and consistent bad breath.
If you live in the Huddersfield or the West Yorkshire area and you’re worried about any of the above, contact us and we can help and advise you on the best course of action.
If you want to steer clear of gum disease, visit a dentist as soon as you can!
What do the stats tell us about Asthma?
Asthma UK tells us that over 5m UK citizens receive some form of treatment for asthma, which is one of the highest rates in the whole of Europe.
If you think you may have asthma, have the early symptoms of gum disease, or would like to speak to a team of dental experts in your local area, get in touch with Fresh Smile Clinic.
You can drop us a line on 01484 714 640 or contact us here via our online quick response form.