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USA Today: How COVID-19 Has Affected Dental Health

New Hyde Park, NY - Dental365’s SVP of Clinical Affairs, USA Today Logo on Laptop ScreenDr. Michael Fleischer spoke to USA Today about how the pandemic has affected dental health, stating that, “Overall, patients’ mouths are much dirtier than they were before…their gums are more inflamed.”

USA Today spoke to several dental experts about the overall effects of COVID-19 on dental health, including an increase in the number of patients coming for emergency dental visits due to cracked teeth, most likely caused by the stress of the pandemic. In addition, many patients have delayed their visits, even when in pain. Dr. Fleischer told USA Today, “With dentistry, things only get worse.” As time goes on, dental fixes usually become more expensive, and the damages more permanent—which is exactly why it is important that patients do not push back their appointments.

 

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