Good oral health helps stop Covid-19 progression

Hyperaxion Jul 13, 2020

Spanish researchers argue that good oral health prevents the progression of Covid-19, as the new coronavirus is initially concentrated in the nose and mouth.

“During the initial stage of the infection, the virus is mainly concentrated in the nose, mouth, throat and larynx, which would explain its high capacity for contagion when it is expelled in large concentrations through the nose and mouth, when speaking, coughing or sneezing,” said periodontist Miguel Carasol, of the Spanish Society of Periodontology (SEPA), in an interview with Infosalus.

Good oral health helps stop Covid-19 progression
(Credit: Bruno / Pixabay).

Considering what has been discovered about the new coronavirus so far, Carasol points out that, in the oral region, the presence of the virus was detected in saliva and on the tongue, where there are many receptors to which the virus can bind.

For this reason, Carasol argues that “maintaining a healthy mouth and having an adequate oral hygiene, including brushing the tongue, is very important to reduce the viral load.”

“It is evident that it will not prevent infection by the virus, but the lower the viral load in the body, and the healthier the body, the better it will be able to defend itself. These are measures that must be adopted along with frequent hand washing and the use of a face mask,” he added.

The Covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than 531,000 deaths and infected more than 11.3 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French news agency AFP. The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, China.

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