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Oral Health During a Pandemic

With the outbreak of the coronavirus, treatment for inflammation and prevention of infection and disease is more important than ever.  The human body can only handle so much inflammation and the healthier a person is, the less chronic inflammation taxing the body, the easier it is to fight off other infections, including viral.  Therefore, we take any infectious oral conditions, such as asymptomatic gum disease, so seriously.  Brushing, flossing and homecare may seem mundane, but so is washing your hands.  These " mundane" acts can help keep you healthy.

It has never been more important to keep your gums healthy.  Gum health is key to keeping your teeth for a lifetime and important for a healthy immune system.  The chronic inflammation from infected gums is also associated with arterial inflammation, heart disease, stroke, dementia and uncontrolled diabetes.  For patients with these illnesses, it is especially important to see our dental team.

If you have been told that you have gum disease or if you are concerned about bleeding gums or chronic bad breath, both symptoms of infected gums, be sure to schedule an appointment.  We believe that informed patients will make informed decisions.  It is important to have consistent dental care to prevent and control any type of infection of the gums. Be sure to contact us to discuss your concerns.

Please watch our video reviewing our safety procedures.  The video can be viewed on our website:

www.drannhebda.com

Author
Dr. Ann N. Hebda Dentist/owner Complete Health Dentistry Ashburn Virginia

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