As part of our ADSF family, we take great responsibility for educating you on the precautions and best practices to maintain your oral health. It is often said that the mouth is the gateway to your body (literally) and is an excellent indicator of the first signs of trouble.
An example of the first sign of trouble is systemic inflammation. This is a reaction from our bodies alerting us of a threat caused by many things, of which most common – an infection is present. This response mechanism is a symptom of both COVID-19 and Periodontitis, aka Gum Disease.
This reaction is also linked to many other upper respiratory diseases, so it is essential to maintain your oral health to avoid developing or worsening gum disease during our current environment. Remember, if your body is busy fighting off an infection in your mouth, your immunity levels are lowered, making you more at risk of contracting another illness.
In a most recent study conducted by the American Academy of Periodontology, those experiencing the most severe form of gum disease were 3x more likely to be more severely affected by COVID-19.
Making sure your teeth and gums are healthy is crucial to your overall health. It is recommended to brush your teeth twice a day, floss at least once a day, and receive routine checkups/cleanings twice a year to keep you in tip-top shape!
We have increased our safety measures at our office to ensure our staff and patients’ well-being. Schedule your next appointment online or call us at (561) 495 – 2099 today to get your next visit in the books!
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