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Dental Experts Say Gum Disease Could Increase COVID-19 Symptom Severity

March 9, 2021
by WAVY.com


Dental experts are saying gum disease can cause more problems than rotting teeth and bad breath. A new study shows it may increase your risk of developing severe symptoms from COVID-19.

The research suggests COVID-19 patients who have gum disease are nine times more likely to die from the virus.

It also says those patients are more likely to end up in the ICU and on a ventilator.

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