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