Is There a Connection Between Oral Health and COVID-19?

Is There a Connection Between Oral Health and COVID-19?

With the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are trying to stay home as much as possible and are avoiding any appointments they feel could be unnecessary. But should you avoid seeing your dentist because of the risk of COVID-19? A paper published in the British Dental...
COVID-19 and Other Outbreaks

COVID-19 and Other Outbreaks

As of November of 2020, there have been more than 56 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide. While 39 million of those have recovered, the virus has claimed the lives of over 1.3 million people, with many cases still active. While an outbreak of this size and severity is...
Can Mouthwashes Fight the Spread of COVID-19?

Can Mouthwashes Fight the Spread of COVID-19?

While not directly testing against the COVID-19 virus, researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine looked at a number of products and their effectiveness against coronaviruses which are similar to COVID-19. Among the products in the study were antiseptic rinses...
Are COVID-19 Lockdowns Leading to More Orofacial Pain?

Are COVID-19 Lockdowns Leading to More Orofacial Pain?

The pandemic has resulted in a stressful time for everyone in the world, and, for many people, this stress can result in orofacial pain. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine took a look at patients in two countries and examined how the stress of...
COVID-19 + Gum Disease Can Be Deadly

COVID-19 + Gum Disease Can Be Deadly

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: January 10, 2021 Can gum disease kill you? In combination with COVID-19, you have a higher risk of death if you find yourself hospitalized with COVID-19. The connection between the mouth and the health of the rest of the body is not something to be...
Impacted Wisdom Teeth Surgery: What You Need to Know

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Surgery: What You Need to Know

Did you know that over 5 million people in the United States require a wisdom tooth extraction? And while you may be looking to have this treatment done in the future, there are certain things you should take into consideration. Let’s take technology for example....
Root Canal Vs Extraction: Which Is Needed?

Root Canal Vs Extraction: Which Is Needed?

Although root canals and extractions may seem like unpleasant experiences, they are for more preferred to ignoring necessary dental work. Both of these treatments can be used when a tooth is suffering from an excessive amount of damage.  What are the main differences...
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