While we are taking precautionary strict measures to protect our patients and staff from the spread of the virus and following close the WHO, CDC, ADA and health government organizations, we are also concerned about our patients and the population in general to keep healthy teeth and gums to help support their immune system during the Coronavirus. “We are screening patients daily and whether they stay home or come to their emergency dental appointment, we advise them to keep flossing, brushing and taking good care of their teeth and gums to help support a stronger immune system during these times”, advises Dr. Bruno Sharp a prosthodontist specialist in Miami, Fl.
Whether you’ve developed panic from the overload of coronavirus news or you’ve become complacent, whether you’re casual or stressed, the reality is this: All you can do is take care of yourself and be smart and try and keep yourself healthy. The last thing you want to do is slack on your oral health and put that at risk too.There’s absolutely no doubt that dental health and immune system are in strong correlation with each other. Our mouth is the largest point of entry in our whole body, with its organs necessary for the well-being of our entire existence. Therefore, it’s very important to maintain healthy teeth and gums, as cavities and inflamed gums can create perfect breeding environment for disease causing bacteria and regularly leak toxins into our bloodstream. People with periodontal disease conditions like gingivitis, inflammation of the gum tissues, and periodontitis, inflammation of the teeth surrounding tissues, are much more likely to develop heart conditions, strokes and diabetes.
One of the precautions recommended by the CDC in protecting against coronavirus is to avoid touching your face to keep your hands off the places where respiratory disease can be spread to your eyes, nose and mouth. What is the relation to brushing and flossing? None, but you still need to do it.Here are some tips for the oral care routine that can make you feel better:
In short, your oral routine is essential to help support your imune system. Be healthy and safe!
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By Dr. Bruno Sharp
C.D, D.D.S., M.S.