Gum Disease is Riskier than You May Think

Over the past year, we have had to change the way we think about our daily lives. Parts of our day that we took for granted, such as running to the store for a quick errand, are now a little more complicated with the added steps of mask wearing, standing 6 feet apart and sanitizing after leaving the store. However there is one part of your daily routine that should not have changed – your oral hygiene routine. We hope that through all of the life changes over the past year you have maintained brushing and flossing your teeth. We also hope that you have still been visiting our office for your routine hygiene examinations. You might think that we are concerned about the possibility of tooth decay, and you would be right. Except, there is another threat to your oral health that we are equally concerned about. This threat could possibly cause additional risk if you were to contract COVID-19. Continue reading to learn more.