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The Association Between COVID-19 and Gum Health

Dec 10th, 2021

As you may know, there is a synergy and interdependency between dental and overall health. So, while poor dental health may not necessarily cause other health issues, there is much research out there that indicates that poor dental health can make other health issues more severe – or delay the recovery process. Reversely, certain health concerns, such as diabetes, may promote oral health symptoms.

According to a recently published international study, gum disease may be associated with a higher risk of complications from COVID-19. In fact, patients with gum disease were 3.5 times more likely to require intensive care and 4.5 times more likely to need a ventilator when compared to those without gum disease. This data further underscores the great need to maintain good oral hygiene and health.

If you have any signs of swollen or inflamed gums, infected gums, or even gums that bleed easily during routine brushing, we strongly suggest that you make an appointment to get it checked out and any issues can be managed before they get worse.

COVID cases are on the rise in Salem and New Hampshire. Whether wearing a mask, getting vaccinated, and keeping up with routine dental check-ups, prevention is key. We look forward to welcoming you to our dental office and being a part of your oral health management – following the highest standards of care and infection prevention protocols, for the safety of our staff and patients.

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Our 5 Year Warranty

Anyone can train to be a technician, but few have the talent to become an artist. That’s why Dr. Mathew is able to guarantee his cosmetic dentistry work for a full 5 years. If anything goes wrong with the work, Dr. Mathew will fix it free of charge, as long as you continue with your regular 6 month preventative care cleaning and check up for the duration of the warranty.

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Here at Paul Mathew, D.D.S. we work diligently to protect our patients' privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has identified as electronically protected healthcare information or ePHI. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the "I agree" box, and electronically making an appointment request, you acknowledge that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Paul Mathew, D.D.S. will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may illegally intercept this communication. By accepting these terms and conditions and sending this request via our Internet portal, you accept the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. If you do not accept the terms and conditions, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.

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