Oral Hygiene and COVID-19 spread
Good oral health and hygiene may prevent severe COVID-19 progression
By: British Dental Journal.
The team wrote, "Good oral hygiene has been recognized as a means to prevent airway infections in patients, especially in those over the age of 70." Those with periodontal disease are at a 25 percent raised risk of heart disease, thrice the risk of getting diabetes, and 20 percent raised risk of getting high blood pressure, the researchers wrote. These are all risk factors of severe COVID-19, they wrote.
Conclusions and Implications
This study concludes that 20 percent of the patients with COVID-19 progress to severe illness with high levels of "inflammatory markers (IL-2, IL-6, IL-10), bacteria, and neutrophil-to-
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