Asthma drugs may lead to tooth decay, dentists say

06/7/2004 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Asthma drugs taken repeatedly may be damaging tooth enamel and causing tooth decay in the country's 20 million asthmatics, according to the American Dental Association. Inhalants dry out the mouth and residue from the inhalants tends to stick to teeth, causing a condition that can lead to erosion of enamel, the association reported.

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