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Medical experts speak out against Anaheim councilwoman’s claim that wearing masks causes dental issues 

Los Angeles Times, Aug. 12, 2020  

August 12, 2020

Medical experts speak out against Anaheim councilwoman’s claim that wearing masks causes dental issues 

Dr. Shruti Gohil, associate medical director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention at UC Irvine, said if masks caused dental issues then surgeons and other medical professionals would have a higher incidence of them because they wear masks daily for prolonged periods of time. “Even dentists wear masks themselves all day long,” Gohil said. “This flies in the face of any type of known information and really is concerning to me.”