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

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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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Dentist says coronavirus crisis is a ‘disaster’ for dental care in Cornwall

A dentist in Cornwall says that the coronavirus crisis has created a “major problem for dentistry in Cornwall, in fact it’s a disaster”.

Jason Smithson, on behalf of the British Association of Private Dentistry, has hit out that there is only one emergency Urgent Dental Care Centre operating for the whole of Cornwall, offering only limited treatment.

The dentist says that people in the county are in agony and not receiving the treatment they desperately need and that many dental businesses could be bankrupt within weeks leaving patients without access to care.

Dr Smithson says that the situation is exceptionally disastrous for Cornwall as it already has well-documented access problems for patients, which are being exacerbated by the current situation.

“We now have perhaps the most major problem in the history of dentistry in Cornwall,” said Dr Smithson. 

“We only have one urgent dental care centre offering emergency treatment for

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