As President Trump has reiterated on a number of occasions, NOT wearing a face mask certainly is not only a political statement, it’s also a form of peaceful protest.
Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of America’s dentists have been banned from plying their trade during the recent national freak-out over the coronavirus.
As it turns out, with the return of dentists has resulted in yet another reason ditch the yap cover. Namely, something called “mask mouth”.
Reporter Melkorka Licea of the New York Post notes that the newly discovered malady is “a seriously stinky side effect of wearing masks”;
Some bad breath just can’t be covered up.
Now that dentists have reopened their doors, they’re having patients show up with a nasty set of symptoms, which the doctors have dubbed “mask mouth.”
The new oral hygiene issue — caused by, you guessed it, wearing a mask all the time to prevent the spread of the coronavirus — is leading to all kinds of dental disasters like decaying teeth, receding gum lines and seriously sour breath.
“We’re seeing inflammation in people’s gums that have been healthy forever, and cavities in people who have never had them before,” says Dr. Rob Ramondi, a dentist and co-founder of One Manhattan Dental. “About 50% of our patients are being impacted by this, [so] we decided to name it ‘mask mouth’ — after ‘meth mouth.’ ”