There is a considerable correlation between our physical health and our dental health. Those affected by COVID-19 share their stories about how their gums and teeth became weakened, discolored, broke off, or even fell out. A recent study found that those with gum disease have a higher chance of needing hospitalization or, worse, death.
According to Dr. Rashti, 9% of patients who suffer from gum disease are more likely to pass away from COVID-19. Another staggering statistic mentions that at least 4.5% of patients will require ventilation, and 2.5% of patients are admitted into the ICU.
"There is a significant increase in the number of people who are recovering from COVID-19 and now are suffering from dental issues such as chipped teeth, grinding, and broken teeth."
To assist with dental care, Dr. Rashti provides tips for people working at home.
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