You probably know that your oral health can affect the health of other parts of your body. But did you know that good oral health can also help boost your immune system and prevent COVID-19? It’s true! Get the facts from Origin Dental now.
So, how does a healthy mouth help prevent COVID-19? It’s simple. Like all other parts of your body, your immune system is limited in how many white blood cells, antibodies, and other helpful immune cells it can create at any one time.
If you have an infected tooth or a serious case of gum disease, your body has to send a lot of immune cells to these areas in order to fight off the bacteria that are infecting your mouth. This, in turn, reduces your body’s ability to respond to other threats.
In contrast, a healthy mouth that’s free of bacteria means that your body’s immune cells can be sent to respond to other threats, including viruses like COVID-19. This reduces your risk of contracting other infectious diseases.
Want to make sure that you stay healthy and can fight back against COVID-19 and other viruses like the flu and the common cold? Follow these tips from Origin Dental!
If you want to keep your smile healthy and boost your immune system, it’s a good idea to get preventive dentistry like a teeth cleaning and oral exam at Origin Dental to ensure you’re free of gum disease and tooth decay. Contact us online or call at (858) 264-2555 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Victor Tran now, and get the care you need in Sorrento Valley.