If you need to schedule your next dental appointment but are concerned due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic a new study may help you ease your mind. According to a recent study SARS-CoV-2 infection risk at the dentist’s office is low and that current infection control practices are adequately robust to protect personnel and patients alike.
Early on in Covid times, there was significant concern that dental offices could be a major source of infection for both patients and dentists. But don’t worry, your dentist probably won’t catch COVID-19. That’s what the American Dental Association is telling the public.
A new study titled “Could there be a link between oral hygiene and the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infections?” was published in the latest issue of the British Dental Journal. This new study speculates that there may be a connection between SARS- CoV-2 infection and “bacterial load.”
Good news coming from UConn Health where research has proven that a simple method of rinsing with a diluted version of over-the-counter Povidone-Iodine (PVP-I) oral rinse can inactivate viruses like the coronavirus and prevent transmission in as little as 15 seconds.
It’s no secret that smoking and oral health do not mix, and fortunately cigarette smoking has been on a steady decline for decades. That being said, Electronic Cigarettes have seemingly taken the place of traditional smoking and have become the new norm.