SAN ANTONIO — The fear of coronavirus may have people thinking twice before going to dental check-ups during the pandemic. But dentists say you could be risking your health long-term.
The American Dental Association encourages visits to the dentist to maintain good oral health. Dental professionals can spot gum disease, cavities, enamel wear and other issues during the visits. The check-ups are key to prevent health issues tied to poor oral health including heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.