What harm is there in wearing these damnable masks, you ask? Well, like anything else in life it’s a balancing of tradeoffs. Here’s the price. (Yes. There IS one. It can even be lethal.)
Dentists are sounding the alarm. They’ve named a condition after ‘meth mouth’ because it’s every bit as serious.
Dentists are warning about the health issues tied to prolonged use of a mask to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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 poor oral hygiene typically associated with chronic meth users.
The dentists said that the face coverings increase mouth dryness and contribute to a buildup of bad bacteria.
“People tend to breathe through their mouth instead of through their nose while wearing a mask,” Sclafani said. “The mouth breathing is causing the dry mouth, which leads to a decrease in saliva — and saliva is what fights the bacteria and cleanses your teeth.” —WashingtonExaminer
So while we have endless debates about whether ill-fitting, impromptu masks worn in daily life make a difference or not, we have actual medical professionals raising alarms about mask use that will directly contribute to the leading cause of death in America… Heart disease.
So much for that ‘if it saves just one life’ argument.
And this raises another question — will mask producers be liable for damages?
What about anyone who MANDATES obligatory mask use for a population — should that open a class-action suit now that we have this relevant medical data?
The whole argument for this mask use (supposedly) was to make for a HEALTHIER population.
The benefits of mask-wearing are, at best, contested.
The harm, on the other hand, is backed up by hard evidence.