Mom, I Don’t WANT to Go to The Dentist!

The aversion kids have for the dentist has become almost archetypical in pop culture. But did you know that the aversion can be just as bad in the elderly? The Washington Post has a very nice, detailed article on the topic this week. It turns out that 20% of people age 75 and over haven’t been to a dentist in over 5 years. The article explores not only why this happens, psychologically, but also the issues of insurance, and some current discussions happening in Congress.

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