Kids Going Without Dental Care During Pandemic
A RIPPLE EFFECT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC… LESS CHILDREN ARE GETTING DENTAL CARE FOR FEAR OF CATCHING THE VIRUS.
(CNN) The COVID-19 pandemic is posing dental problems for children.
The American Dental Association says some 40% of young patients have skipped appointments due to their parents’ fear of catching the virus.
Experts say the delays in care are leading to tooth decay and more cavities.
Another issue comes from the nationwide closures of dental offices. The challenge of rescheduling visits after offices re-open.
Dental care professionals want to remind children and adults for that matter, to ease up on sugary drinks, to brush twice daily and to floss.