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COVID-19 has become a novel pandemic increasing rapidly all over the world. Periodontal disease and COVID-19 share many of the same risk factors such as age, gender, and systemic diseases like diabetes and hypertension. Although not many studies exist on periodontal disease (PD) and COVID-19 due to it being a new and emerging topic, many studies suggest key links between the two. Maintaining superior oral health is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent PD. Further research is needed to have concrete evidence between PD and COVID-19 due to COVID-19 being a new and emerging illness, while PD is more frequently studied and understood.
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Desjardins, Michelle; Desrochers, Sarah; Heyland, Emma; and Moulton, Joann, "Wash Your Hands... And Brush Your Teeth!" (2021). Dental Hygiene Student Research Posters. 10.