Dental hygiene strengthens the immune competence
In the British Dental Journal, Prof. Martin Addy (University of Bristol) affirmed that it is now more than ever important to brush your teeth at least twice a day – especially those who are in the high risk groups. And a statement from the President of the German specialist society DGZMK Prof. Dr. Roland Frankenberger (University Marburg) on the importance of brushing your teeth concurs. Prevention strengthens the immune competence at the point of origin of the viral infection, and helps to avoid the infection or to soften its impact.
“A patient with periodontal disease has subgingival gingivitis. This means that he – often unnoticed – has an open wound of around 40 square centimeters in the oral cavity.” says Frankenberger.
Unlikely to become infected with Covid-19 at the dentist
It is very unlikely that you will become infected with COVID-19 at the dentist. Oral hygiene is not just about brushing your teeth at home. Even the regular prophylaxis appointments and professional teeth cleaning at the dentist are an integral part. Therefore, it’s important to maintain your dentist appointments during the corona pandemic.
Consequential damage to teeth and gums caused by missing necessary treatments can be avoided through regular appointments. Your dental practice offers maximum protection against the coronavirus with their high hygiene standards inspected by the health authorities on a regular basis. In fact, there are hardly any other industries in which the surfaces are so regularly disinfected and hand sanitiser is used, with gloves, visors and mouth-nose protection as part of daily standard equipment. In the course of the corona pandemic, hygiene standards tightened significantly. According to current information, receiving treatment at the dentist either with a treatment team or socially distancing from other patients does not contribute towards an increased Covid-19 infection.
Speak to your dentist about Covid-19 and oral health
So, do not put off your visit to the dentist any longer. Make sure you speak to your trusted dentist for further information about the link between Covid-19 and oral health.