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Fri Sep 18, 2020, 04:38 PM

Fresher Breath while wearing a mask

Brush your gums as well as your teeth with toothpaste, mouthwash and baking soda vigorously. Use dental floss. Gargle with mouth wash for several seconds. Some people may not be able to use baking soda. This is not medical advice, just a home remedy.
Any other suggestions are welcomed.


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Reply Fresher Breath while wearing a mask (Original post)
Blueplanet Sep 2020 OP
Earthshine2 Sep 2020 #1
Blueplanet Sep 2020 #2
Earthshine2 Sep 2020 #9
MizLibby Sep 2020 #5
tblue37 Sep 2020 #3
Blueplanet Sep 2020 #8
Ms. Toad Sep 2020 #11
cry baby Sep 2020 #4
demmiblue Sep 2020 #6
Blueplanet Sep 2020 #10
scarletlib Sep 2020 #7
Squinch Sep 2020 #12
nykym Sep 2020 #13

Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 04:43 PM

1. Before putting it on, spray the inside of the mask with a pleasant scent.

I like to dissolve various essential oils into alcohol (Everclear) and place in small spray bottles.

I carry a spray bottle when I'm out in the world. It's very good for disinfecting the handles of such things as shopping carts and bathroom doors.

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Response to Earthshine2 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 04:45 PM

2. Good idea

You can also wipe the mask with a pleasant smelling soap.

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Response to Blueplanet (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 04:57 PM

9. Doesn't this result in breathing in soap particles?

In my alcohol/essential oil sprays, the alcohol evaporates leaving a fine layer of scented oil. I like lavender, fir needle, lemongrass and some others.

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Response to Earthshine2 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 04:49 PM

5. And you can also have a spot of Everclear in your peppermint tea before leaving home.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 04:47 PM

3. Brush your tongue.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 04:53 PM

8. Exactly

Brush the tongue as well. Brush the entire mouth. People may have the cleanest mouths they have ever had because of having to wear a mask.

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Response to Blueplanet (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 05:00 PM

11. The tongue was the suggestion I was going to add -

But my mouth is no cleaner than it always is, since none of this changes my dental hygiene routine.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 04:48 PM

4. My oral hygiene routine has suffered during isolation for sure.

Iím reminded every time I put my mask on! 🤭

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 04:50 PM

6. No, do not brush your teeth/gums vigorously.

That causes gum recession. Think about brushing your gums/teeth as a massage.

And don't spray shit on your mask... just wash regularly with a mild soap.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 04:59 PM

10. Massage

sounds better. Did not know about gum recession. I also use bleach and mild soap to wash a mask.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 04:51 PM

7. Chew gum.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 05:09 PM

12. Waterpik! It is the secret of happiness!

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 06:04 PM

13. Try a

breath mint before putting your mask on.

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