How COVID Affects Dental Health


What many may not know is that COVID-19 has an effect on your dental health, as well. Continue reading to learn more about how the coronavirus affects your dental health.

What Is COVID-19?

COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, is an infectious disease that spreads through respiratory droplets when talking, coughing or sneezing. 

It is for this reason that it is generally recommended to keep a safe distance from others while in public; at least six feet and to wear a protective face covering while out in public areas.

How The Coronavirus Is Linked To Your Teeth

California Dental Association:

“A study in a recent CDA Journal concludes that oral hygiene interventions and periodontal and dental treatment have the potential to decrease the oral bacterial burden and the systemic inflammatory response and therefore could decrease the severity and risk of COVID-19 respiratory problems.”

Staying on your dental hygiene regimen is helpful in keeping the bacterial count low in your system and can help should you get this virus.  

Staying Protected From The Coronavirus

In order to protect the health of your teeth and your overall health, it is important to keep yourself healthy and protected from the coronavirus. 

In order to do this, it is important to keep up with safety guidelines and protocols that have been set in place by the CDC. 

To stay safe and protected from the coronavirus, it’s recommended to do the following:

Following the above precautions, you will be able to ensure that you are taking all necessary precautions to keep you safe from the coronavirus. Keep up with regular dental home care and in-office visits to maintain your oral health, as well.

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For more information about how COVID-19 affects your dental health or to get scheduled for an appointment in our San Jose dental office, give us a call at (408) 227-6000.

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