Unhealthy Oral Well being Might Elevate the Threat of COVID

If you don’t brush your teeth, you will get into trouble with the dentist – but since the pandemic, it can also lead to bigger problems. There is growing evidence that poor oral health increases the risk of COVID.

research shows that people with poor oral health can have more severe symptoms when they contract the coronavirus. COVID patients who also have inflammation of the gums 3.5 times more likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit than without. They are 4.5 times as likely to need to be connected to a ventilator and nine times as likely to die from COVID.

This may seem shocking, but the fact that there is a link between oral health and COVID is less surprising when one looks at the link between oral hygiene and other diseases. Poor oral hygiene has been linked to the exacerbation of many other diseases. This mainly happens when poor hygiene is maintained over a long period of time, which is the case Dysbiosis – where the bacteria in the mouth go from a peaceful to an aggressive state.

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