Continuing Education: "The Toxic Bond" Dry Mouth & COVID-19

Objectives:
  • Identify the major benefits Saliva has to your oral and systemic health 
  • Identify Acinar cells and the two major types 
  • Identify ACE2 enzymes and their correlation to COVID-19 virus 
  • Understand how ACE2 enzymes assist in the Renin angiotensin -aldosterone system (RAAS) 
  • Identify how the COVID-19 virus attaches to ACE2 enzymes in the epithelial linings of the body and oral cavity 
  • Identify how Saliva may be the first point of contact for the COVID-19 virus to enter the body 
  • Understand the olfactory and gustatory organs and their specific functions  
  • Understand why the sense of taste and smell are altered when COVID-19 attaches to ACE2 enzymes 
  • Identify what a Tastant is and how taste is altered when COVID-19 attaches to ACE2 enzymes 
  • Identify how COVID-19 affects some of the major vital organs via tissue migration 
  • Learn healthy tips and exercises to prevent systemic inflammation from the Covid 19 virus and reduce symptoms 

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