Doctors and Dentists are Calling New Dental Issues 'Mask Mouth'
Doctors and dentists say they’re seeing a new wave of dental issues being caused by prolonged mask wearing.
They are calling it ‘mask mouth’ and it includes symptoms like bad breath, tooth decay, and gum inflammation.
One doctor said: “As we’re wearing the mask, rather than breathing through our nose, we’re breathing through our mouth. A lack of humidity in the mouth causes dry mouth, and less saliva is produced. We need saliva to help rinse off your teeth and keep everything copacetic.”
Doctors say the key to avoiding ‘mask mouth’ is to consistently hydrate to wash away the bacteria that’s forming in your mouth.