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Dentists say 'mask mouth' can cause serious health complications, including strokes

• https://www.washingtonexaminer.com by Andrew Mark

They said dental problems associated with "mask mouth," including gum disease, could lead to serious complications.

"Gum disease — or periodontal disease — will eventually lead to strokes and an increased risk of heart attacks," Marc Sclafani, a dentist and co-founder of One Manhattan Dental, told the New York Post about "mask mouth," which is increasingly causing inflammation and gum disease among patients.

Another dentist and co-founder at One Manhattan Dental, Rob Ramondi, said 50% of his patients are suffering from negative health issues due to mask-wearing.

"We're seeing inflammation in people's gums that have been healthy forever, and cavities in people who have never had them before," Ramondi said. "About 50% of our patients are being impacted by this, [so] we decided to name it 'mask mouth' — after 'meth mouth.'"

"Meth mouth" is a term used to describe p


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