How Healthy Teeth Can Help You Resist COVID-19

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!

Can A Healthy Mouth Really Boost Your Immune System? Yes – Here’s How! 

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.

How Do I Keep My Immune System Strong? Top Recommendations

  • Come To Carmel Mountain Dental Care twice a year – Seeing one of our dentists for a teeth cleaning and oral exam every six months ensures that you are free of gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health issues. This gives you peace of mind, and helps keep your immune system strong.

  • Maintain proper oral hygiene at home – Brush twice a day, floss once a day, and use an alcohol-free mouthwash to kill bacteria. Good at-home oral hygiene is the most important part of preventing gum disease and tooth infections.

  • Get plenty of sleep – Getting 7-8 hours of sleep per night is essential for maintaining your overall health and the health of your immune system. Prioritize proper rest to stay healthy during this difficult time!

  • Exercise when you can – Exercise helps with your immune response, as well as your heart and lung health, which helps you fight back against illnesses like COVID-19.

  • Watch what you eat – A healthy diet helps boost your oral health, and is good for your overall health and immune system, too. Make sure you get all the vitamins and minerals you need, and consider taking vitamin supplements. Eat a diet low in sugar and processed foods, and that’s high in healthy dairy, lean meats, complex carbs like whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Schedule An Appointment At Carmel Mountain Dental Care Today

At Carmel Mountain Dental Care, we prioritize your safety and health above all else, which is why we’re following all CDC, ADA, and OSHA recommendations for safe dental care during COVID-19.  

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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First visit to Carmel Mountain Dental Care? Schedule your New Patient Appointment today to meet the team and get the quality care you deserve at Carmel Mountain Dental Care. Our New Patient Special includes a comprehensive exam, cleaning, x-rays, and a personalized treatment plan.

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