I have been wearing a mask a lot during Covid. My gum disease is worse – it is linked?


Sorry to hear about your condition progressing.

But the link to wearing a mask isn’t correct.

Your condition may have advanced in this time, so it seems to correlate. But correlation does not mean causation.

Bacteria will build up daily in all of our mouths irrespective of food, drinks, temperature, weather, tides of the sea, mask-wearing and whatever else.

Simply, bacteria is the trigger for periodontal disease. Your susceptibility to that trigger is unique to you, but it is still the trigger.

Your only way out of this problem is to disrupt the bacteria effectively and daily. It is your Daily Self-Performed Care routine which will win the battle.

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