Make Sure to Clean Your Mouth after Using an Inhaler
Posted on 6/7/2021 by Dr. Joshi
If you use an inhaler to relieve asthma symptoms, you should always clean your mouth afterward. Most inhalers contain ingredients that can cause dental decay.
What Inhalers May Contain
Popular inhalers used to relieve asthma may contain beta-adrenergic agonists - these substances have a slight acidic makeup that can be harmful to the teeth and lead to tooth decay. Therefore, when you use an inhaler, you should rinse your mouth with water or brush them about 30 minutes after using an inhaler.
A Sugary Residue
If the inhaler you use contains lactose, this sugary substance can also remain on the teeth, leaving them susceptible to decay. Therefore, you also need to rinse the mouth when an inhaler contains this ingredient. Not only should you rinse the mouth, but you should also gargle at the back of the mouth as well. Doing so will eliminate any residue that collects after you use an inhaler.
Communicating with Your Medical Doctor and Us
We need to be informed if you use an inhaler. It also helps us to know what medicines you are taking. Some medications and inhalers increase your chances of dental problems, so we need to know about your medical history when you visit us for an exam. We will work with your doctor, so you receive the best medical and dental care. By sharing your medical information with us, you can reduce any tooth decay problems and gingival infections.
Do you use an inhaler or take any allergy medication or antibiotics? If so, these types of medical products can impact your oral health. Prevent any future dental problems by knowing how to address your dental care needs when using medications. Also, to obtain a professional cleaning, give us a call today. Keep on top of your oral health needs, making sure to integrate them with your other medical care. Call us now to schedule an appointment and exam.
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