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Table 4 Possible causes of dental caries

From: Oral health in asthmatic patients: a review

Decrease of salivary flow rate induced by beta 2 agonist  
Increase in Lactobacilli and Streptococcus mutant bacteria in saliva
Decrease in the salivary pH due to the use of inhalers
Fermentable carbohydrate present in antiasthma medications
Increased consumption of sweet food and drinks