Why 30 percent of Americans haven't visited a dentist since before the pandemic

Why 30 percent of Americans haven't visited a dentist since before the pandemic

According to a recent poll from the business Byte.com, which makes invisible aligners,

nearly 1 in 3 Americans haven't visited the dentist since before the COVID-19 outbreak started

Although the survey's sample size was tiny, the dentists USA Today spoke with said that number wouldn't surprise them.

Some Americans put off getting dental work for years even before the pandemic gave individuals an excuse.

Many of the patients who visit Aspen Dental haven't seen a dentist in ten years or more

according to Dr. Arwinder Judge, chief clinical officer of the large dental network in the country.

The Byte poll identifies the following as the top excuses for postponing dental appointments: 1:- Cost. It's too pricey, the respondents claimed.

2:- excessive anxiety or dental phobia 44% merely don't want to travel.  3:- 39% Are concerned about requiring surgery.  4:- 34% do not have dental coverage.

Due to the high cost of food and other needs this year due to significant inflation

many families have let dental checkups slide further down their must-do list due to the out-of-pocket expenses spent with or without insurance.