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Poor Oral Health Status and Adverse COVID-19 Outcomes

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Please take some time to read this essay: Poor oral health status and adverse COVID-19 outcomes: A preliminary study in hospitalized patients.

The research team observed a high prevalence of harmful oral diseases in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. In this paper, among the harmful oral diseases evaluated, periodontitis was associated with the incidence of more severe COVID-19 symptoms and the need for intensive care and death.

Research indicates that regular dental check-ups, preventive and therapeutic measures, and effective self-oral care appear to have a positive impact on preventing and minimizing systemic complications in hospitalized patients. We want to hear from you. Do you think it’s worth visiting a dentist’s office for a dental check-up during the pandemic?

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