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Side-Effects of Wearing a COVID Mask All Day Atlanta, GA
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Love them or not, wearing a mask is something we in dentistry have been doing all day long for years. Now that the general public has been wearing masks on a regular basis, we’re seeing some of the side-effects brought on by having a protective cover over your mouth all day long.

Less Attention Toward Oral Hygiene
It can be tempting to not brush as long or often if you know you’re going to be wearing a mask anyway. But if you’re not disrupting plaque biofilm once or twice a day, it can calcify onto your tooth and become permanent tartar buildup. For those of us who may have difficulty getting to a toothbrush in the middle of the day, consider chewing a piece of gum with Xylitol in it (the Xylitol helps repel plaque bacteria).

Dry Mouth
Do you tend to breathe through your mouth when you’re wearing a mask? If so, it can lead to irritated gum tissues, bad breath, and even a higher rate of tooth decay. Try to sip on water often, focus on breathing through your nose, and make sure you’re flossing every night. If your mouth is always covered up, you might not be hydrating like you need to (and your body needs hydration to keep up with saliva production).

Chapped Lips and Facial Breakouts
We hate to tell you, but this is also pretty normal. Especially if you have sensitive skin (or if you’re breathing through your mouth too much.) Be sure to find a great lip balm and gentle facial wash to use each day to keep your skin hydrated. Wash your reusable masks regularly to avoid skin infections.

Yes. It’s Safe to See the Dentist

Aesthetic & Implant Center of Atlanta is following stringent protocols to keep our patients safe. Call today to schedule your next exam.

Posted on behalf of Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta

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Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: (770) 955-0550

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4.8 / 5

Based on 30 reviews

I was recommended this practice from another dentist who told me this is where she would send her own family. I can definitely see why. This is a state of the art practice that is clean, modern, and well lit. The staff did a superb job.

James R.

Everything about my experience was enjoyable. I felt like the practice used all of the most advanced and best technology out there which gave me a wonderful feeling of confidence. They were very professional and straight forward and I have never had a better dentistry experience. I'd highly recommend checking them out if you're looking for a new dentist. They're friendly and efficient and they really do know what they're doing there.

Meghan D.

Dr Zelby has been my dentist now for almost 17 years. Not only is he a really nice person, his dentistry is completely top notch. If you need any restorations, I don't think that there is another place to even consider. You'll be amazed with his work!

Brian S.

Dr. Levine was great, and Dr. Zelby stopped by and answered some questions I had about sheering forces on enamel. They were both very friendly, and the hygenist (whose name I forget, unfortunately) gave one of the most thorough cleanings I've ever had. The office was clean, the devices all seem shiny and well maintained, and overall it was a great experience

Benjamin S.

After going to another dentist, doctor Zelby was able to fix my front two teeth so that the front two teeth were back to the same length and color. I'm so thankful he was able to make them look normal again. Dr. Zelby and his staff are so pleasant to be around as well. I highly recommend this office if you have a major problem with your teeth that need to be fixed. He can get it done and he will make sure you are happy.

Carrie G.

I had been going to the same dentist for many years and switched to Aesthetic and Implant recently. My experience with Dr Levine was incredible. I cannot be happier with the decision I made. The cleaning and other services I received were well above and beyond any other I have ever had. Highly recommend this practice to everyone!

Matthew G.

Couldn't be happier! Absolutely worth the travel time. Dr Zelby is without doubt the best - caring, knowledgeable, reassuring and very professional. Couldn't ask for better dentistry. Staff also very competent and professional. Beautiful, clean environment

Diane W.

Megan is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had. She does a phenomenal job keeping your teeth clean, is super nice, and makes you feel right at home. The whole staff is very friendly and I couldn’t recommend this place enough!

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