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Dentist’s Clever Hack for Making Face Masks Fit Better Goes Viral on TikTok

July 10, 2020
by USA Today


As health officials continue to urge people to wear masks in public, a dentist in Canada has shared a genius hack for making face masks fit better.

Olivia Cui typically shares dental health tips and offers entertaining insight on what its like working as a dentist on TikTok. But late last month she posted a 60-second clipshowing that with loose-fitting surgical masks “the sides of your face are left very exposed to the outside.”

To make the mask fit more snugly, Cui folds the mask in half length-ways, ties a knot with the earloops on each side close to the mask, opens the mask, and tucks in the openings on the sides underneath the earloops.

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