Mask Breath, Maskne, What's Next?
As if it wasn’t bad enough that the continuous use of N95s and surgical masks are making us break out worse than our 13-year-old prepubescent selves, we also have mask breath to deal with. Bad mask breath is a frequent problem for some, namely resulting from the inability to maintain proper oral hygiene, cope with dry mouth, and clean masks frequently. The American Dental Association also states diet could play a role, resulting from consumption of foods such as garlic and onions. However, we think that seems rather trivial, and if you don’t realize that eating those carmelized onions at lunch is going to make your breath stink then you may need some help in other areas of life as well.
When You're COVID Come And Get It
Well it’s official. Even though CNN continues to shove their foot in their mouths, recently trying to claim that Oral Surgeons (and dentists by association) are *not* ‘real’ doctors, we all know we are. As such, the ADA has confirmed that dentists and dental hygienists are essential health care workers who will be afforded early access to a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the vaccine distribution framework released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
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No Cotton Roll Left Behind
It’s always an awko-taco moment when you dismiss the patient from your chair and they ask, “So doc, am I supposed to keep this in all day?” *Pointing to the cotton roll tucked in their lip.* Pssh. Of course I didn’t forget that was still in there…who would EVER do such a thing? Don’t do like me, and always be sure to check your patient’s mouth for any extra cotton rolls, amalgam, insutrments, or heck spare change to pay off your loans.
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