Posted on 15 June 2022

Covid-19 can have implications for your oral health even after recovery from the virus. If you have been affected by Covid-19, book an appointment with your dentist to help maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Key takeaways:

  • The pandemic has seen a rise in stress, a condition linked to teeth grinding and that can result in an increased risk of fractured, loose or worn teeth.
  • Many people put off visiting the dentist during the pandemic, placing them at risk of dental problems a dentist could have detected and treated earlier.
  • Dry mouth can be a long-term effect of Covid-19, leading to increased levels of plaque and increased risk from tooth decay and gum disease.

"You may be able to manage dry mouth with prescription mouthwashes that mimic saliva, drinking more water, and chewing sugarless gum. If you suffer from dry mouth, your dentist can help you improve or manage the condition to protect your smile."

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