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Masks Not Causing a Negative Impact on Dental Health, But Stress Might Be

October 21, 2020
by Shea Singley, Daily Local


The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted daily life and brought additional stress into the community. It may also be impacting dental health, but the reason has little do with with wearing masks.

There is no scientific evidence that the regular wearing of masks causes more tarter and plaque buildup on teeth, despite rumors that say otherwise.

“I would have to say that is a rumor that has to be dispelled,” said Dr. Jordan Hottenstein, Central Berks Dental Center in Leesport. “I can’t see how there’s any scientific or biological validity to that and I have not seen that clinically first hand.”

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