According to a new study, the poor oral hygiene could favor severe forms of Covid 19, especially in people with heart disease.
This is why poor oral hygiene can favor the severe form of Covid-19
According to a report by Ahmed Mustafa Basuoni, of the University of Cairo, which will be illustrated at the hybrid meeting ACC Middle East 2021. Already other studies had associated poor oral hygiene with an increase in inflammation and heart problems. This is because the oral cavity is a reserve of respiratory pathogens. Consequently, the serious disease caused by Covid-19 is also linked to the inflammatory response.
The analysis took as a reference 86 patients with cardiovascular disease whose oral hygiene and inflammation levels were measured. From here a link emerged between the severe form of the covid and poor oral hygiene. As Ahmed Mustafa Basuoni pointed out:
The tissues of the oral cavity could act as a reserve of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, developing a high viral load in the mouth.
This is why it is very important to take care of oral hygiene and improve it in order to avoid the severe form of the disease. To do this, it is essential to undergo frequent dental visits, use mouthwashes and brush your teeth often.
The link between oral health and the coronavirus
According to Nicola Marco Sforza, President-elect of SIdP (Italian Society of Periodontology and Implantology), the study demonstrates the link between coronavirus and oral health:
“The pathogenetic mechanism can be explained by the high levels of inflammation induced by poor oral hygiene, the cause of gum disease that would determine a greater risk of incurring serious pulmonary complications, making it more susceptible to the inflammatory” storm “triggered by Sars-Cov-2” .
Hence the importance of taking care of oral hygiene, especially in patients who already suffer from cardiovascular problems.
Another piece is added to the vast scenarios caused by the coronavirus.
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