The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is still a major concern for most people in America, and if you’re in an area that’s been hit hard by this virus, you may be wondering how you can maximize your chances of resisting and avoiding it, along with other viruses like the flu and the common cold. Read on, and see how a healthy mouth can help you avoid COVID-19!
It may seem strange to say that a healthy mouth helps boost your immune system, but it makes a lot of sense. If your mouth is not healthy and it’s affected by issues like tooth infections or gum disease, this means that your immune system is spending a lot of resources trying to fight off these bacteria.
Your immune system can only generate so many white blood cells, antibodies, and other helpful immune cells. If your immune system is busy fighting off oral infections, it won’t have any many resources to deal with other threats. This can result in a higher risk of contracting other infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
On the other hand, if you keep your gums and teeth clean and see a dentist every six months, you can prevent the buildup of bacteria and infections, and your immune system will be free to respond to threats elsewhere in your body.
You can get the experienced dental care you need in Rancho Peñasquitos, 4S Ranch, and Del Sur from our team, ensure your mouth is healthy, and get peace of mind. Contact us online or give us a call at (858) 484-4880 to get started right away.
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