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The Impact of COVID-19 Symptoms on Oral Health

Dec 8th, 2021

If you are among the many that have fallen ill as a result of COVID-19, or know someone who has, do you know that symptoms of COVID-19 can also impact not only your general health but your oral health too? You may have heard about the more common symptoms of impaired or loss of taste. But, according to the data from over 180 published studies, approximately 43% of COVID-19 patients will also experience dry mouth, while a smaller percentage of patients reported lesions on their tongue or along their gums or sides of their mouth.

For a symptom such as dry mouth, it’s not just about the discomfort, but the reduced production of saliva can also increase the risk of tooth decay. It is therefore even more important for COVID-19 patients to maintain healthy dental practices by brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, limiting their snacking, and reducing the intake of high-sugar foods and drinks.

Additionally, it has been demonstrated that going to the dentist is safe as it relates to COVID-19 infection risk. So, if you’ve been putting off your routine hygiene or check-up appointment, please consider that the state of your oral health can have a direct impact on your overall health. Don’t put off that dental visit any longer – and give our dental office a call! Rest assured, we are committed to ensuring the safest environment of dental care for our staff and patients.

With COVID-19 on the rise in Newburyport and across Massachusetts, we urge everyone to take the extra precautions to keep you and your families safe, especially during this holiday season when there may be more occasions of gatherings and social events.

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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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