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Will a inhaler make my teeth more likely to break?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
No...: Not unless you use it as a weapon. "inhalers" deliver many different types of medications; mostly bronchodilators and steroids. Used properly, they should have no effect on your teeth. Actually, even used improperly i cannot envision how they could affect your teeth.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
Provided original answer
If you tell me the name of the inhaler, I will look it up some more.
Feb 23, 2012
Dr. John Seibert
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
No: There are 2 most common inhalers used in asthma also know as reactive airway disease: these are albuterol which is a bronchodialator (opens up the lungs immediately) and steroids ( which open up the airways reducing inflammation over time). Both of which usually do not affect teeth. The steroid inhaler can cause a fungal infection in the mouth (thrush, like babies get), so it is rec to rinse mouth.

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