Literature Review
Volume 19 Issue 5 - 2020
Recommendation on the Importance of Oral Health to Combat Coronavirus
Najat Abdrabbo Alyafei*
Head of Oral Public Health Operations, Primary Health Care Corporation, Doha, Qatar
*Corresponding Author: Najat Abdrabbo Alyafei, Head of Oral Public Health Operations, Primary Health Care Corporation, Doha, Qatar.
Received: March 26, 2020; Published: April 13, 2020




Abstract

The epidemic of viral infections, including the coronavirus pandemic, has been a public health concern for many countries globally. Such infections can spread through body fluids, such as saliva and body tissues, contaminated with a viral infection. Prevention of such outbreaks requires the maintenance of good oral health and oral hygiene practices. Infection control measures are needed to combat the virus from being transmitted from the infected to uninfected people. These measures help in controlling the spread of the viruses, hence assisting the countries in managing the epidemic health situations. In terms of oral health, strict measures and effective prevention protocols are needed. Daily brushing of teeth, use of a single toothbrush, changing the toothbrushes frequently, dental flossing, and mouth rinsing with the use of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Mouth rinses are recommended to assist in reducing the number and accumulation of viruses in the oral cavity that may increase the risks for viral infections.

Keywords: Oral Health; Coronavirus; Miswak; Sewak; Virus; Oral Health Product; Oral Hygiene; Bacteria; Viral Infection; Toothbrush; Gingivitis; Periodontitis; Recommendation; Dental Education; Oral Hygiene

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Citation: Najat Abdrabbo Alyafei. “Recommendation on the Importance of Oral Health to Combat Coronavirus”. EC Dental Science 19.5 (2020): 39-47.

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