Help to keep children smiling amid COVID-19

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Valley News - Health
Dr. Richard Gesker UnitedHealthcare COVID-19 has disrupted multiple aspects of daily life, including how people access dental care. That’s in part because many dental offices closed during the early part of the pandemic, and some people have stayed away since. In fact, dental care spending in the United States declined by an estimated 38% in 2020, with an additional 20% slump expected this year, according to the American Dental Association. As a result, fewer people may be accessing routine dental care that may help prevent oral pain and untreated disease. Maintaining proper dental care is especially important for children, given that by age 5 nearly 50% have at least one cavity. Plus, it’s important to keep baby teeth healthy and in place to help permanent teeth come in pr
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