While many Americans avoided going to the dentist during the pandemic, care is now getting back to normal, according to Dr. Mohammed Erakat with Prestige Oral Surgery in Princeton, NJ. Regular dental visits are important because conditions can be treated before they become serious and involve more time and expense down the road. Dentists are health professionals that can not only address issues of the mouth, but can also offer connections and guidance for other aspects of your health.
* In 2019, 65.5% of U.S. adults saw a dentist
* More adults in urban areas than rural areas saw a dentist (67% versus 58%).
* In both cities and rural areas, women were more likely than men to have visited a dentist in the past 12 months.
* In urban areas, white adults (70%) were more likely than Hispanic adults (59%) or Black adults (62%) to have seen a dentist.Dentists today do much more than clean teeth and fill cavities. A modern-day dentist realizes the mouth is connected to the rest of the body. Many dentists have close working relationships with family doctors and pediatricians, where integrated care is really an accepted and embraced practice today as never before. Call us with any questions about your overall health @ 732-297-7000.