Did you know that a healthy smile may be able to help you and your family resist common viruses like COVID-19, and even the common cold and influenza?
It’s true, and in this blog from We Care Dental Care, we’ll discuss how healthy teeth help you resist viral infections, and how you can ensure you and your children keep your smiles healthy and your immune systems strong.
So, how can healthy teeth help you resist COVID-19? The answer is simple. Like every other part of our body, our immune systems are limited. While your body can produce a lot of antibodies and white blood cells to respond to infectious bacteria and viruses, it can’t make an infinite supply.
That means that if you have an issue like seriously decayed/infected tooth, or you have gum disease caused by oral bacteria, your body has to send a lot of immune cells to resist the infection and mitigate its effects.
These immune cells, in turn, cannot be used to fight off other potential infections. This means your overall immune response to other external threats, including viruses like COVID-19, may not be as strong.
So by maintaining a healthy mouth, you and your kids can boost your overall resistance to common viruses, bacteria, and other threats. It’s just that simple!
If you want to make sure that you and your children have the best chance of resisting viruses including COVID-19, use these tips to preserve your oral health and boost your immune systems.
With these helpful tips, you can keep your mouth healthy and minimize your risk of contracting a virus like COVID-19. And If your child needs a routine teeth cleaning and oral exam, Dr. Burkitt and the team at We Care Dental Care are here to help. Contact us online or give us a call at 540-427-7274 to get started right away.