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AAE Survey Says Americans To Prioritize Oral Health In 2022

January 4, 2022
by Diane Coston, News Daytona Beach


Many people were lax about their oral health care in 2021 due, at least in part, to the avoidance of dental care because of the pandemic.  Now, Dr. Alan Law, President of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), said a survey commissioned by his agency showed that 43 percent of Americans say tooth pain caused them to be less productive at work, so dental care goes well beyond our smile and our ability to chew.  Also, “one out of six people said they wish they’d taken better care of their teeth because it’s affecting their dating life.”

Law said that the dentist’s office has always been very safe with precautions taken to prevent the spread of disease. “It’s even safer now that COVID has resulted in more protocols to avoid transmission of any disease in the dental office. There’s been no documented transmission of COVID in a dental office as a result of a dental procedure by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). So, it’s very safe to go. It’s important because it’s important to save your teeth.”

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