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Tooth Decay From Inhalers


I am looking for some help or experience others may have had.

I have been on steroid inhalers for 29 years and oral tablets for 11 years (9 years continuously now). I have always had very good teeth with no need for fillings or any work done at the dentist except for fixing a tooth I got knocked out playing a sport.

The problem now is that suddenly my teeth are almost crumbling. I thought I always looked after them pretty well and brush them twice a day use mouth wash after taking my steroid inhalers and flossing etc. In the last month, one tooth has totally crumbled and three others are starting to.

I have a massive fear of the dentist in Brampton (
) ever since I had my tooth repaired when I got it knocked out. I always go for my checkups and never anything needs to be done.

Has anyone else had experience of problems with teeth after a long time on inhaled or oral steroids? I need the steroids to keep my chest as well as possible but I don't want to be losing my teeth as a result.

Would appreciate any help or advice etc.


  1. Hi WilliamShell and thanks for your post. While I'm hopeful others from the community will chime in with their own personal anecdotal experiences (dental care and asthma), I thought you might find it helpful to look over any or all of these articles on this very topic: I realize it may seem like a lot of material but I thought you could read the articles at your leisure and not necessarily all at once. Then you would have some references for future use. Have you brought your concerns to the attention of your physician? Of your dentist? What have they said about this recent change in your dental health? Wishing you the best, Leon (site moderator)

    1. Hello I have enormous problems with my teeth due to the brown inhaler it is costing me a huge amount of money am considering going to a solicitor it needs to be a case for all people affected.

      1. Hi Zaitoons, and thanks for joining in the conversation here. I'm sorry this has happened to you. Perhaps the attorney will be able to advise you properly as to if this will be a good case.
        Please do check back and let us know how this all turns out for you.
        How are you feeling nowadays? The asthma? Your dental situation?
        Wishing you well,
        Leon (site moderator

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