Study Reveals Surprising Connection Between Asthma and Oral Health

What in the world could asthma have to do with gum disease? Apparently, a lot. A recent study published in the Journal of Periodontology reveals that people with asthma are one-fifth more likely to experience gum disease than people who do not have asthma.

The Asthma Epidemic

Around 339 million people around the globe experience asthma, according to the World Health Organization. Asthma is an inflammatory disease and a common lung condition that narrows and inflames the airways, therefore resulting in symptoms like difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing, and tightening of the chest.

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