Pandemic Has Affected Kids’ Dental Health: Poll – Consumer Health News

Alonzo Osche

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Could the COVID-19 pandemic be taking a toll on kids’ teeth?

A new, nationwide poll found the pandemic has made it harder for parents to get their kids regular dental care. But on the other hand, many say their youngsters are now taking better care of their teeth.

The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine surveyed almost 1,900 parents with at least one child between the ages of 3 and 18.

About one-third of respondents said the pandemic had made it more difficult to get dental care.

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