Survey Reveals COVID-19 Is Disrupting Americans’ Self-Care Routines
The effects of COVID-19 and spending more time at home are being felt by Americans who are forgoing or altering their usual self-care routines.
The effects of COVID-19 and spending more time at home are being felt by Americans who are forgoing or altering their usual self-care routines. According to a survey from the American Association of Endodontists, respondents say that working from home or attending classes virtually led to disruptions in their oral hygiene habits. One in four reported they waited until later in the morning to brush their teeth, while 21% didn’t brush in the morning at all. And flossing has taken a dip, as well, with 24% reporting not flossing as frequently, and 23% saying they aren’t flossing at all. Those who are working remotely or taking classes virtually are also snacking more (31%), while 28% say they have not scheduled a dental visit since the pandemic began.
From Decisions in Dentistry. March 2021;7(3):9.