Good oral health reduces risk of fatal outcomes from COVID-19

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Gum disease linked to increased rates of complications, hospitalization, and death among patients with severe cases of COVID-19.

Infected and inflamed gums may result in higher rates of complications and more fatal outcomes for individuals diagnosed with the SARS-COV-2 virus, according to a new international study led by McGill researchers recently published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. The study suggests that gum disease may be associated with higher risks of complications from COVID-19, including ICU admission and death….

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