Friday, July 2, 2021

WHY A REGULAR DENTAL CHECKUP IS IMPORTANT?

 



Although it is true that a twice-yearly dental check-up is necessary to maintain your gums and teeth healthy, dental appointments should be arranged based on the habits, oral hygiene and medical circumstances of each individual. This is the primary reason for discussing with your dentist and scheduling your next cleaning after each consultation.

WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO VISIT THE DENTIST? Even if you take good care of your teeth and gums at home, you should see a dentist on a regular basis. Your dentist will look for problems that you can see or feel, as well as those that you can't see or feel. Many dental problems, such as cavities or the early stages of gum disease, are not visible or unpleasant until they are advanced.

People with a higher risk of dental illness and problems may need to see the dentist every three months or more. This category of people  with higher risk includes:

  • Women who are pregnant 
  • People who smoke on a daily basis
  • When persons with a weak immune system get infected with microorganisms, they have an unpleasant experience.
  • People with diabetics 
  • People experiencing gum diseases 
  • People who tend to get a build-up plaque or cavities and tartar


Friday, June 25, 2021

Is simple oral care a key to reducing risk of coronavirus-related lung disease?


 

According to a new study, SARS-CoV-2 enters the circulation through the mouth and nose rather than the airway and that simple procedures like regular tooth brushing and mouthwash could minimize the risk of getting serious lung illness as a result of the coronavirus.

A medical radiologist's findings from lung radiology CT scans of COVID-19 patients, which showed COVID-19 lung disease is not a pneumonia in the traditional sense but rather an inflammation of the pulmonary vessels at the base of the lungs propelled. A Proposed Oral-Vascular-Pulmonary Route of SARS-CoV-2 Infection and the Importance of Oral Healthcare Measures. It proposes that the virus travels from saliva in the mouth via the gums into the blood arteries of the neck and chest through the heart and into the blood vessels of the lungs.

It claims that during a COVID-19 infection, dental plaque could provide a constant seeding of the SARS-CoV-2 virus directly into the mouth's blood vessels and that simple oral hygiene measures, such as regular tooth brushing and the use of mouthwash products could help reduce the risk of virus transmission from the mouth to the lungs.

Many dental offices aren’t designed for high levels of protection. That’s because many don’t have:

  • Airborne infection isolation rooms
  • Rooms for one client
  • Any or enough N95 face masks

WHY A REGULAR DENTAL CHECKUP IS IMPORTANT?

  Although it is true that a twice-yearly dental check-up is necessary to maintain your gums and teeth healthy, dental appointments should ...