Is asthma a risk factor for dental caries? Finding from a cohort study.

@article{Meldrum2001IsAA,
  title={Is asthma a risk factor for dental caries? Finding from a cohort study.},
  author={Alison M Meldrum and W Murray Thomson and Bernadette Kathleen Drummond and Malcolm R Sears},
  journal={Caries research},
  year={2001},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={235-9}
}
It has been suggested that asthmatic children may have a higher caries risk, both as a result of their medical condition and the physical and physiological effects of their pharmacotherapy. By examining the association over time between asthma and caries increment, this study tested the hypothesis that childhood asthma is associated with an increased caries increment. In a long-standing New Zealand cohort study, participants' long-term asthma histories and the 3-year net caries increment… CONTINUE READING