THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ORAL HEALTH AND COVID-19 SEVERITY
ORAL HEALTH AND COVID-19 SEVERITY
“Oral health is a reflection of the physiological, social, and psychological factors that are essential to our quality of life”. COVID -19 is becoming a threat all over the world. Obesity, diabetes, and hypertension are common underlying conditions in patients that develop serious COVID-19 complications. In the meantime, evidence of a correlation between oral health and severity of COVID-19 disease is growing, According to various studies, the particular ingredient in some affordable and readily available mouthwash products is highly effective at inactivating the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19. Simple oral hygiene measures may help reduce the risk of the novel coronavirus spreading from the mouth to the lungs, as well as prevent serious COVID-19 infections. This article briefly reports the importance of oral hygiene and its link with COVID-19 severity.
Keywords: COVID-19, Oral health, severity, global pandemic
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