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Dentist issues urgent warning over ‘mask mouth’ amid coronavirus crisis

Dentist shares quick trick for making face masks fit better

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A dentist has issued an alarming warning about ‘mask mouth’ – here’s how to prevent it.

While most of us are now pretty comfortable wearing a mask, one dentist has warned about the effects they have.

The dental expert has sounded the alert to millions of people currently wearing face masks every single day.

Their alarming warning, which is making headlines across the country, comes in a bid to inform you about the impact the coverings could be having on your oral health and hygiene.

Dr Jeffrey Sulitzer, Chief Clinical Officer of SmileDirectClub, explained: “Covering your mouth and nose for long periods of time impacts your breathing and forces you to breathe more through your mouth.

“As a result, this restricts the flow of moisture which can cause dryness in your mouth.”

He continued: “A

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Full Mouth Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Restoration

Medically Reviewed by: Thomas K. Hedge, DDS

Full mouth reconstruction, rehabilitation and restoration are terms often used interchangeably to describe the process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.

Full mouth reconstruction typically involves general or restorative dentists (performing procedures like crowns, bridges and veneers), and can incorporate dental specialists like periodontists (specializing in the gums), oral surgeons, orthodontists (specializing in tooth movements and positions) and endodontists (specializing in the tooth pulp).

The need for full mouth reconstruction may result from:

  • Teeth that have been lost due to decay or trauma.
  • Teeth that have been injured or fractured.
  • Teeth that have become severely worn as a result of long-term acid erosion (foods, beverages, acid reflux) or tooth grinding.
  • Ongoing complaints of jaw, muscle and headache pain requiring adjustments to the bite (occlusion).

How the Process Begins

If you think you need

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