Written by medicalnewstoday.com Wednesday, 12 January 2011 12:26
Children and adolescents with asthma have somewhat more caries and suffer more often from gingivitis (gingival inflammation) than people of similar age without asthma. This is the conclusion of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy.
The work presented in the thesis has examined children, adolescents and young adults in the age groups 3, 6, 12 to 16 and 18 to 24, with and without asthma. The first study revealed that 3-year-olds who suffer from asthma have more caries than 3-year-olds without asthma.