Oral health status of asthmatic children using inhaled corticosteroids


Dogan M., ŞAHİNER Ü. M. , ATAÇ A. S. , BALLIKAYA E. , UYSAL SOYER Ö. , ŞEKEREL B. E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.63, no.1, pp.77-85, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2021.01.009
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-85

Abstract

Background. Due to the increase in the prevalence of asthma, especially in childhood, oral health problems arising from the use of asthma medications have become a major health concern. Inhaled corticosteroids are widely used since they are the cornerstone of asthma management. This study aimed to investigate the effects of inhaled corticosteroids on oral health and various factors regarding active ingredients in inhalers, inhaler-spacer device use, rinsing the mouth after administration of inhaler, oral hygiene practices and parents' education on dental caries susceptibility in young children with asthma.