Back to school for the 2020-2021 school year is looking a lot different than years in the past. Aside from the regular back to school items, pencil, paper, crayons, etc you’ll need to add a face mask. Since seeing the mouth of an SLP is pretty darn important, better make it a clear window mask.
The clear window, or smile masks, have been the new ‘it’ accessory for many, but with most new accessories there is a hitch. Right now, it’s fogging. I couldn’t say more than three words before the window on my masks fogged over and you couldn’t see my mouth at all 🤦🏼♀️
A few search on Google and YouTube and a couple of test runs later I found a solution to my foggy frustrations…toothpaste!
There are other options I have seen: special sprays, bar soap, and Dawn dish liquid, but toothpaste is what I had on hand. It worked great!
Squeeze a small dallop on the inside of the clear window.
Rub it in and wipe it off with a paper towel. I know it seems counter productive to wipe off something you just rubbed on, but the point is to create a thin moisture barrier, not a coating.
That’s it, quick and easy. This will have to be repeated a few times a day, but if you have any small travel tubes of toothpaste you can pop them in a drawer at work and you’re set. Plus, your mask has a delightful minty scent 😉