People can develop tooth decay and gum disease with frequent wearing of masks. The reason is that because of the means of protection, a person breathes more often, dryness appears, which leads to unpleasant consequences.
In addition, a person may develop bad breath, Russian dentist Gennady Shargorodsky told Zvezda TV channel.
In addition to the problems described, cracks and dark spots may appear on the oral mucosa. This is due to the bacteria that accumulate on the mask and, when breathing through the mouth, enter the mucous membrane or do not leave the oral cavity at all.
Microbes that are in the oral cavity do not have the opportunity to go outside … After all, the mask protects not you from everyone, but everyone from you,”Shargorodsky said.
He recommended that people brush their teeth and rinse their mouths with water more often, and drink more, buy sucking candy and sugar-free gum to saliva more often.
NEWS.ru previously wrote that the Ministry of Health recommended that women infected with the coronavirus wear protective masks during childbirth. Such a measure, however, will be applied on an individual basis, taking into account possible contraindications related to the health of the expectant mother, said the chief obstetrician-gynecologist of the Ministry of Health Leila Adamyan.