The answer is yes. Wearing a face mask for long periods of time can create tooth decay and bad breath.
This is because when people wear a mask they tend to breathe through the mouth instead of the nose.
In addition to these problems, there are still other sensations that cause discomfort such as dry mouth. All of this intensifies the need to reinforce oral hygiene care and adopt some habits that help prevent these situations from happening.
One of the solutions to these problems is related to hydration through liquids. That is, do not wait for the moment when your mouth feels dry to drink. Always be accompanied by a bottle of water and, while you are wearing the mask, drink it frequently. In addition to preventing the mouth from drying out it also helps to keep the mouth area clean and will remove any food particles that may remain in the teeth and gums.
Oral hygiene more than ever
Brushing your teeth after meals is a basic rule but it has never been more important for our oral hygiene than now.
Although our mouth is not so exposed now due to the use of a mask, we cannot neglect hygiene care and keep it always clean and healthy.
Brush your teeth daily and several times a day!
Keep the mask clean
Cleaning the mask is also very important. What is the use of taking a shower if you are going to wear dirty clothes afterwards?
The same goes for the mouth and the mask. It is not enough just to be careful with cleaning the mouth, it is also necessary to change the protection mask whenever it is not clean or to wash it if it is reusable. Protect Others' protective masks are reusable and can be washed up to 50 times without removing any properties from them to prevent transmission of the virus.
They come in various sizes and patterns.