COVID-19: How can good oral health prevent severe symptoms?

It is 'more important than ever to maintain proper oral hygiene.' Image: UNSPLASH/Yusuf Belek

Sim K. Singhrao

Senior Research Fellow in the School of Dentistry, University of Central Lancashire

Alice Harding

Specialist Care Dentist and PhD candidate, School of Dentistry, University of Central Lancashire


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