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Pediatric Asthma And Dental Health

Postby Corby » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:44 am

Hi, I am the mother of two wonderful children ages 7 and 10.  My kids have always had awesome dental check-ups(every 6 months)and have never had a cavity. They both take very good care of there teeth, brushing in the morning and at night and flossing.  I check my kids teeth at least once per month and last night I found what I beleive to be a small cavity on my 7 yr olds baby molar. It is on the side of the tooth that touches a permanent molar and the permanent may also be affected, I'm not sure.  They have a scheduled check-up on 11/1.  I was quite surprised to find this cavity and was wondering if Asthma or Asthma drugs can affect childrens teeth?  My 7 yr old son has asthma, my 10 yr old daughter doesn't.  My son's asthma isn't as well controlled as we'd like at this time, his allergies started severely affecting him this spring and has only let up some.  He takes Zyrtec and Nasacort AQ.  He also is taking albuterol 3 or 4 times per week, Advair twice a day and Singulair. He has been taking Advair for the past 3 years and has used albuterol(neb and inhaler) since the age of 1.  He has taken prednisone bursts 1 to 3 times per year for bad colds for the past 4 years.  Can any of these drugs cause my child to be more susceptible to tooth decay? Can asthma? If so, where can I find information on this? I appreciate any help you can give me.  Thank you for your time.
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Pediatric Asthma And Dental Health

Postby Berton » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:35 am

Neither asthma nor the drugs used to control asthma cause an increase in the susceptibility to tooth decay.  In the treatment of youngsters in the dental office the dentist may choose to utilize nitrous oxide and oxygen to help relax the patient.  An additional benefit is that the nitrous oxide causes bronchial dilation, opening up the breathing passages and improving breathing in asthmatic children.
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Pediatric Asthma And Dental Health

Postby kenway » Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:26 pm

Hi, I am the mother of two wonderful children ages 7 and 10.  My kids have always had awesome dental check-ups(every 6 months)and have never had a cavity. They both take very good care of there teeth, brushing in the morning and at night and flossing.  I check my kids teeth at least once per month and last night I found what I beleive to be a small cavity on my 7 yr olds baby molar. It is on the side of the tooth that touches a permanent molar and the permanent may also be affected, I'm not sure.  They have a scheduled check-up on 11/1.  I was quite surprised to find this cavity and was wondering if Asthma or Asthma drugs can affect childrens teeth?  My 7 yr old son has asthma, my 10 yr old daughter doesn't.  My son's asthma isn't as well controlled as we'd like at this time, his allergies started severely affecting him this spring and has only let up some.  He takes Zyrtec and Nasacort AQ.  He also is taking albuterol 3 or 4 times per week, Advair twice a day and Singulair. He has been taking Advair for the past 3 years and has used albuterol(neb and inhaler) since the age of 1.  He has taken prednisone bursts 1 to 3 times per year for bad colds for the past 4 years.  Can any of these drugs cause my child to be more susceptible to tooth decay? Can asthma? If so, where can I find information on this? I appreciate any help you can give me.  Thank you for your time.
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