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Medical Experts Speak Out Against Anaheim Councilwoman’s Claim That Wearing Masks Causes Dental Issues

August 13, 2020
by LA Times


Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring said at Tuesday’s council meeting that dentists are finding that wearing masks can cause serious dental issues, but local medical professionals are skeptical of the claim.

“Dentists are finding that it’s causing very serious dental problems — cavities, gum disease and halitosis. So keep that in mind when you’re snuggling up to a mask,” Kring said.

Dr. Ramesh Gowda, president of the Orange County Dental Society, said Wednesday that Kring’s comments were problematic.

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