Oral Hygiene can reduce the incidence of and death resulting from pneumonia and respiratory tract infect which may help prevent Covid-19 respiratory effects. There is good evidence that mechanical oral hygiene practices reduce the progression or occurrence of respiratory diseases in high-risk elderly people in nursing homes or hospitals. Mechanical oral hygiene practices may prevent the death of about one in 10 elderly residents of nursing homes from health care-associated pneumonia.
Daily attention to oral hygiene reduces the occurrence of health care associated pneumonia and lower respiratory tract infections among high-risk elderly people in nursing homes and hospitals. The results of the studies indicated a correlation between poorer oral hygiene or deficient denture hygiene and pneumonia or respiratory tract infections. Part of this study included the use of chlorhexidine rinse, which is a part of our protocol prior to treating you in our offices.[i]
So don’t be afraid to have your teeth cleaned, it’s good for you in your fight against Covid-19. Call us for your cleaning appointment.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD
Hanna Orland, DMD
Howard Abrahams, DDS
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
[i] Oral Care AB, Goteberg, Sweden, Sjogren P. Nilsson and Forsell M. Johansson.