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Home Health News How COVID-19 is affecting Australia’s oral health - Daily Telegraph

How COVID-19 is affecting Australia’s oral health – Daily Telegraph

From social distancing to unstructured days, the pandemic has led to a deterioration of dental health as people cut costs and tuck into sugary treats at home.
Since lockdown, the number of adults with untreated and potentially painful tooth decay has increased from 25 per cent to more than 32 per cent, according to the Australian Dental Association’s (ADA) annual Oral Health Tracker.
It also found less than half of adults had visited a dentist in the past 12 months and only 53 per cent were b…

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