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Gum disease may Increase Risk of Severe Covid
We like to share some new findings reported in Journal of Oral Medicine (2021) about relationship between gum disease & risk of severe Covid-19 as this disease appears to be staying with us for some time to come.
Researchers suggest that "SARS-Cov-2 can get into the lungs through saliva, with the virus moving straight from the mouth to the bloodstream". It is reported that dental plaque accumulation & gum inflammation may increase the likelihood of SARS-CoV-2 reaching the lungs and causing more severe infection.
What does this mean for you?
Keeping up with your home oral hygiene (brushing for 2 min, flossing everyday, &/or using water pick) AND your regular dental cleaning every 4 month are keys to preventing against many systemic diseases and now in case of Covid-19 severity as well.
We hope this was informative. We will be bringing to you the most recent research & findings in oral health to keep you smiling for many years to come.
Meanwhile keep on Smiling!
Dr. Kashani & Dr. Najafi
& the Seaside Dental Team