The COVID-19 pandemic has left a lot of people cancelling their routine dental visits. With cases on the rise and vaccines not fully available to everyone yet, most people in general feel safer at home and just don’t want to take the risk of having their mouth open and unmasked at their dentist.
Even though there is a virus that is transmitting rapidly across the world, it doesn’t mean we can neglect our teeth and gums. Dental health in fact is more important than ever. A recent article written by the New York Post states that COVID-19 patients with gum disease were 9x more likely to die. In fact, individuals with COVID-19 and poor gum health were 3x more likely to have complications.
There are blood markers that indicate inflammation in not only the oral cavity, but also the body, suggestion inflammation and the reason for increased COVID-19 complications. The oral cavity is a window into the overall health, and inflammation in the gums and periodontitis, a disease that affects up to half of the worldwide population can spread to the body and be detrimental.
Oral Genome is an at-home dental test kit that measures 3 inflammation markers that determine your gum health. If you’ve chosen to postpone your dental appointment, taking the Oral Genome test is a good interim to understand your dental health. Not only does the Oral Genome testing kit measure the blood markers that indicate inflammation, but also your risks for cavities.
Oral Genome focuses on prevention. Taking the Oral Genome test is easy, painless and you don’t even have to leave your home. We provide recommendations to reduce your risks for dental issue, and these recommendations are simple and easy to implement. We prevent the drill and fill so you can spend less time and money at the dentist.
If you’ve postponed your dental appointment due to COVID-19, order an Oral Genome test to stay on top and learn more about your dental health.