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The World Health Organization Is Now Asking You To Delay Your Routine Dental Cleaning Amid COVID Concerns

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On Tuesday, the World Health Organization recommended that you should delay routine, non-essential dental work until COVID-19 is under control to help protect yourself and dental workers.

“Their procedures involve face-to-face communication and frequent exposure to saliva, blood, and other body fluids and handling sharp instruments,” a guidance released by the WHO said. “Consequently, they are at high risk of being infected with SARS-CoV-2 or passing the infection to patients.”

In addition, the WHO said that if possible, patients should be remotely screened before their appointments.

There is currently no data on the spread of coronavirus from the dentist’s chair but the organization is calling for calling for more research into common procedures that could possibly transmit particles.

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