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Opinion: Masking the politics of bad breath

Orange County Register, Aug. 29, 2020 (Opinion)

August 29, 2020

Opinion: Masking the politics of bad breath

If masks caused dental issues, then surgeons and other medical professionals would have a higher incidence of dental issues because they wear masks everyday for prolonged periods of time, Dr. Shruti Gohil, associate medical director of Epidemiology & Infection Prevention at UC Irvine, told the Daily Pilot’s Ben Brazil. But they don’t. Bad oral hygiene causes cavities — and bad breath, he said.