With many people wondering if it’s safe to visit a doctor’s or dentist’s office during the coronavirus pandemic, experts warn that putting off preventative care may lead to greater problems down the road, according to an article on the NPR website.

The consensus, according to the article, seems to be that doctors or dentists that are accepting patients are likely to be taking greater precautions—such as deep cleaning, wearing masks and protective equipment, and temperature checks— than normal to protect patients and staff.

Often times the people most vulnerable to COVID-19 due to underlying conditions are the ones that would benefit most from routine checks, the article points out.

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Source: NPR