Missouri dentist sees changes in patients dental care due to the pandemic

A new study reveals Missouri dentists could see ‘a tidal wave’ of post-pandemic dental patients. “People’s lifestyles are changing,” said Dr. Hollie Flack at The Brookside Dentist. Months into the pandemic, dentists are seeing changes from patients. “I think we’re going to see more decay,” said Flack. The study from […]

A new study reveals Missouri dentists could see ‘a tidal wave’ of post-pandemic dental patients. “People’s lifestyles are changing,” said Dr. Hollie Flack at The Brookside Dentist. Months into the pandemic, dentists are seeing changes from patients. “I think we’re going to see more decay,” said Flack. The study from nextsmiledental.com, says 66% of Missourians have delayed routine check-ups due to coronavirus fears. “It’s important to come in, have the proper checkups so we’re not delaying finding things that are wrong because it gets harder to fix, it could more expensive, it could be more painful,” said Flack. Flack says her office has only seen 20% of patients hesitant to come in. But is seeing more problems in how we take care of our teeth at home.They’re snacking more often, which again can lead to more decay. The study also says poor dental care at home—could be the result of anxiety.”We’re also seeing more commonly people grinding and clinching because they’re stressed, and so we’re seeing more broken teeth. People being anxious might be brushing harder, so they’re actually waring away more tooth structure,” said Flack. She says people should continue getting an exam and cleaning every 6-months.”I would really like to see all of them, come in and take care of their oral health. It’s definitely safe to come to the dentist.”

A new study reveals Missouri dentists could see ‘a tidal wave’ of post-pandemic dental patients.

“People’s lifestyles are changing,” said Dr. Hollie Flack at The Brookside Dentist.

Months into the pandemic, dentists are seeing changes from patients.

“I think we’re going to see more decay,” said Flack.

The study from nextsmiledental.com, says 66% of Missourians have delayed routine check-ups due to coronavirus fears.

“It’s important to come in, have the proper checkups so we’re not delaying finding things that are wrong because it gets harder to fix, it could more expensive, it could be more painful,” said Flack.

Flack says her office has only seen 20% of patients hesitant to come in.

But is seeing more problems in how we take care of our teeth at home.

They’re snacking more often, which again can lead to more decay.

The study also says poor dental care at home—could be the result of anxiety.

“We’re also seeing more commonly people grinding and clinching because they’re stressed, and so we’re seeing more broken teeth. People being anxious might be brushing harder, so they’re actually waring away more tooth structure,” said Flack.

She says people should continue getting an exam and cleaning every 6-months.

“I would really like to see all of them, come in and take care of their oral health. It’s definitely safe to come to the dentist.”

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