“Mask mouth” un altro effetto collaterale della pandemia di Covid-19

"Mask mouth" another side effect of the Covid-19 pandemic

Wearing a mask protects us and others during this pandemic period. However, our dentists report the latest side effect - a new oral hygiene problem leading to dental diseases such as tooth decay, gum inflammation, and bad breath.

In our dental clinics, more and more patients are presenting with a new set of disorders, already defined as “mask mouth”: inflammations and/or cavities in people who have never had them before.

These disorders, if left untreated, can become harmful to the mouth and overall health. Gum diseases, in extreme cases, can also lead to stroke and an increased risk of heart attack.

Wearing a mask increases mouth dryness, which consequently increases the accumulation of bad bacteria.

People with masks tend to breathe through their mouth instead of through their nose, which causes a decrease in saliva, but it is saliva that fights bacteria and cleans teeth!

During this period, when the mask is an essential and fundamental accessory for everyone, our advice is to breathe through the nose, drink as much water as possible to wash away bacteria, and brush your teeth at least twice a day.

Take a look at our natural and organic oral hygiene products to protect your teeth and your health.

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