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The Link Between COVID-19 and Gum Disease

April 23, 2021
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Posted By: The Dental Health Center
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New information continues to emerge about COVID-19 every day, and that information often includes data on who the virus is affecting the most and why. A new data point that surfaced not long ago, which causes concern in the dental community, is the connection between gum disease and patients experiencing complications with the virus. 

Unfortunately, this 2020 study confirms that periodontal disease may indeed be linked to more severe COVID cases. The study concludes that it may be due to closely shared risk factors, such as aging, hypertension, and diabetes. Whatever the cause, we would like to help our patients to keep their teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

At The Dental Health Center, Dr. Daniel Seger provides outstanding dental care to patients, helping them achieve ideal oral health with regular dental cleanings and exams, in addition to performing any necessary treatments.

How to Prevent Gum Disease

To help prevent gum disease, see your dentist regularly to have your teeth professionally cleaned. We recommend seeing your dentist at least twice every year for a cleaning. However, if you have gum disease already or are at high risk for developing gum disease, your dentist in Aston, PA will likely recommend more frequent visits. 

A dedicated oral hygiene routine also helps to prevent periodontal disease. It’s important to thoroughly brush your teeth at least twice every day and floss at least once every day. Flossing is vital to preventing gum disease, and it’s a step many people skip. Also, avoid habits like smoking, which increase the risk for periodontal disease.

Schedule Periodontal Treatment in Aston, PA!

Our dentist in Aston, PA can help you prevent gum disease with regular dental cleanings and exams. However, if you have already developed periodontal disease, we can also help you treat it. Treatment will depend on your specific dental situation and the severity of your periodontal disease. 

We will evaluate your teeth and gums before recommending an appropriate course of action. If you would like to schedule an appointment for dental care, please contact our office at (610) 494-0404 as soon as possible. The faster you begin treatment, the better!

We look forward to helping you maintain excellent oral health in our Aston dental office!

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