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In our practice, we believe that a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear. Yet, with the craziness of 2020, many people have to cover up their smiles with masks and face-coverings. While we are not here to argue the effectiveness of masks, we do want to help you protect your smile from “mask mouth”.

Mask mouth is a new dental condition that dentists across the United States are diagnosing in many patients. Even patients with excellent dental records have been coming into dental practices with signs of severe oral health conditions. At Engineered Smiles, we want to help your entire family avoid the damaging effects of wearing masks.

Your mouth needs plenty of fresh air, and it needs to stay moist, and wearing a mask for extended periods prevents both. Below are tips to keep your mouth healthy as we all continue to navigate the continuous struggles of 2020.

How to Protect Your Smile

  • Drink lots of water. Most people did not consume an adequate amount of water before they had to wear a mask during the day, and now that the mouth is covered up, even fewer people are consuming enough water. Set a timer to remind you to drink a few sips of water every 15-20 minutes so that you are drinking at least 8 oz of water every hour. A dry mouth is a breeding ground for harmful oral bacteria, so keep your mouth moist by upping your water intake.
  • Chew sugar-free gum. Another way to keep your mouth moist is to chew gum regularly. Gum helps your mouth produce saliva, which will help wash away harmful bacteria. It is essential that you choose sugar-free gum so that you are not promoting the development of cavities!
  • Take your mask off frequently. If you must wear a mask at work for hours at a time, please take multiple breaks outside where you can remove your mask. Breathing in through your mouth exacerbates dry mouth and serious oral conditions that occur.
  • Brush your teeth as often as possible. Keep a toothbrush and toothpaste with you at all times so that you can make frequent trips to the bathroom to brush your teeth. We encourage you to brush after every meal, snack, and every beverage that you consume other than water.

At Engineered Smiles, we are here for you during the craziness of 2020 and throughout the future. Please contact our practice to learn more about protecting your smile from mask mouth or to schedule an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Engineered Smiles

670 Johnson Ferry Rd
Marietta, GA 30068

Phone: (678) 801-6700

FAX: (678) 903-2428

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Monday: 9AM - 6PM
Tuesday: 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday: 9AM - 6PM
Thursday: 8AM - 3PM
Friday - Sunday: Closed

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Jennifer W.

Absolutely love this place, I’ve been coming here for the last two years. I didn’t have insurance when I first started, and they had a great payment plan that they were able to let me work with. I see Jennifer, and she is the absolute best! Dr. Wang and his entire staff have always been extremely friendly and helpful. I will continue coming back to this location for years to come come!

Edward G.

Like most people I don't particularly enjoy going to the dentist. The staff, hygienists, and Dr. Wang himself make this practice the best one I have ever gone to. I have been I patient for over a year now. I recently made the decision to get a filling from another dentist redone. That filling had me terrified because my last dentist didn't properly prep me. I told Dr. Wang and he listened very attentively and took the necessary steps to make sure I was properly numbed and fixed my filling and I didn't feel a thing! The shop itself is very clean and organized. It's and old Bank building and they cleverly used the value for the X-ray room. A big shout out to Jennifer for being great and very gentle with my cleanings. Also, the office manager Autumn, for always working with insurance for me and getting the financials as low as possible without me having to ask. I have recommended several people to this practice and all have had great experiences and continue to go back. This practice is absolutely worth checking out!

Becky K.

Dr. Wang and his amazing technology create incredible results. I have had an implant and a crown and they are perfect replicas of my original teeth, only healthy. Also, the work was efficient and practically pain free!! He and his support staff are all kind and gentle. This practice is highly recommended both by me and by my husband!

Jean R.

Dr Wang went above and beyond to make sure I thoroughly understood his proposed treatment plan for a front tooth implant. He spent almost an hour on the phone with me addressing all my questions and concerns and outlining his reasons for choosing a particular method or timeline. He was patient and specific. The following day he spent even more of his time demonstrating some of the incredible technology he would be using to ensure success of the procedure. He is incredibly smart and his engineering knowledge seems to be coming in handy!! Wonderful dentist with a broad range of talent!

Sanjay P.

I’ve continued to use Dr. Wang as my dentist for several years and have always been more than happy with him. His staff is excellent and Jennifer, my dental hygienist, was friendly and did a great job. Dr Wang is always thorough and takes the time to answer all the questions I have - I trust him and continue to refer friends, family and coworkers to him and they have always been happy to say the least!

Margo W.

I could not get my regular dentist and Dr Wang popped up on Google as if by magic! I have a severe phobia about dentists but the glowing reviews about Dr Wang and his staff gave me courage to make that call after years of putting off the dentist. I was still anxious as I arrived for my appointment (I would not have gone but for the pain I was in) Dr. Wang was so personable cheerful and took his time explaining the procedure. He was very gentle. Even though I can't remember their names I can't say enough about his staff who displayed the same patience and encouragement. No one has paid me to do this review. It's all my true feelings. Dr Wang you have a patient for life in me

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670 Johnson Ferry Rd
Marietta, GA 30068

(678) 801-6700

(678) 903-2428

Opening hours:

Monday: 9AM - 6PM
Tuesday: 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday: 9AM - 6PM
Thursday: 8AM - 3PM
Friday - Sunday: Closed