Can wearing face masks impact oral health?

28 August 2020

It seems face masks could be to blame for an increase in cases of tooth decay and gum disease. Find out what else is dominating this week’s headlines below.


Ten million appointments delayed by coronavirus pandemic – Read it here

Dentists declare ‘mask mouth’ a new phenomenon – Read it here

NHS dentists in Scotland are issued with out-of-date face masks – Read it here

Dental patient survey shows 5 key shifts during COVID-19 – Read it here

Parents urged not to forget dental health of children in back to school lists – Read it here

New report launched on HPV pipeline insight – Read it here

Poor oral hygiene could affect accuracy of SARS-CoV-2 tests – Read it here

The eco-friendly entrepreneurs hoping to save Britons’ teeth – Read it here

BADN supports BSDHT call for dental nurse support for hygienists and therapists – Read it here

Teens using ‘extremely dangerous’ bleach to whiten their teeth in new TikTok beauty craze – Read it here 

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