In the British Dental Journal, Prof Martin Addy, of the University of Bristol, confirmed that it is particularly important to brush your teeth at least twice a day. Especially with high-risk groups great care should be taken as their dental care is often neglected.
The president of the German specialist dental society, DGZMK, Prof Dr Roland Frankenberger of the University of Marburg, also emphasises the importance of brushing your teeth. Prevention boosts the patient’s immunity at the point of origin of the viral infection and helps to prevent infection or lessens the severity of the disease. He points out that a patient with periodontal disease has subgingival gingivitis, which often means that there is an unnoticed open wound of around 40 square centimetres in the oral cavity.
It is therefore clear that good oral care provides a protective barrier against infection with SARS-CoV-2, so that infection with Corona at the dentist’s is highly unlikely.
Infection with covid 19 at the dentist is unlikely
However, oral hygiene is not just about brushing your teeth at home! Regular prophylactic appointments and professional teeth cleaning at the dentist are very much an integral part of good oral care. Therefore, your regular preventative scheduled visits to the dentist should be strictly adhered to during the Corona pandemic. You do not want to risk damage to your teeth and gums by missing essential scheduled treatments. Ensuring high hygiene standards with good dental practices offer maximum protection against infection with the Corona virus.
Be assured that the risk of infection at a dental practice is very low, because dentists always adhere to the strictest hygiene regulations. Indeed, the health authorities strictly control that these practices are closely followed. Indeed, there are hardly any other occupations in which surface and hand disinfection, and gloves, visor and mouth-nose protection are used as standard, everyday-equipment!