AUSTIN, Texas — Going to the dentist isn't ever a the most fun thing to do, but going during a generational pandemic makes matters even worse.
In fact, most Texans would rather deal with a toothache than go to the dentist during the COVID-19 outbreak.
NextSmileDental.com, a provider of resources on dentures, conducted a survey of 4,200 people across the country to find out how Americans are handling their dental health during the pandemic.
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It was found that 32% of Texans admit they would rather suffer in silence with tooth pain than visit a dentist during the pandemic.
This data suggests that people’s fear of contracting Covid-19 is actually outweighing their general health concerns.
NextSmileDental says that though this may appear to be a protective measure during the current circumstances, if left unattended for too long, those dental problems can evolve into something far worse and require intensive, invasive--and expensive-- to correct.
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