This is an extract from a Health item in last weeks Mail on Sunday - 'Reasons to .... Get Wonky Teeth Fixed - Protect your lungs - Dentists in the UK published a study in 2014 outlining the importance of maintaining good dental health in people with chronic lung disease. The authors noted that, as bacteria around the gums can travel into the lung and cause infections, dental hygiene should be a priority among sufferers.'
So any of you with a phobia about the dentist here is another reason to try to get help to overcome it, I'm one of them but I managed to get over it to some degree because of my children, I didn't want them to be afraid to visit the dentist. I've found a lovely dentist and visit her regularly but still get a bit jittery about treatment.
Good luck and take care, Lizzy x