When spring takes you by surprise, it’s time to shake off the occasional bundling up and hiding indoors that tends to accompany winter. As a result of the sudden shift, you may be forgetful of some important smile protection factors that require your attention during warmer weather. Of course, you’re more likely to head outside and to work up a sweat than you are during chilly months, so take some simple yet important oral health advice to heart!
Slather On That Sunscreen
It’s easy to forget when you pop outside for a bit that you always need to wear sunscreen. Even when it’s nice out but not hot yet. Even when you’re just going to be outdoors for a half an hour. What’s this got to do with your oral health, you wonder? Well, your lips are vulnerable to damage by the sun, just like the rest of your skin. A balm with SPF in it will work wonders for keeping your smile safe.
You need to remain hydrated to stay healthy and to protect your oral health. When you’re depleting your body of moisture, you can end up with all sorts of problems, including dry mouth. Drink enough water, so you don’t end up with this issue that can promote tooth decay and gum disease (not to mention bad breath, too!).
Sugary Drinks: Beware!
There’s something about warm weather that makes us instantly reach for sweet, acidic drinks. Watch out for this! Whether it’s soda or lemonade, soaking your teeth in sugar and acid makes the chance of tooth decay shoot right up. Stick with water when you can and always remember to rinse after sugary or acidic beverages.
Stay Smile-Safe This Spring
Don’t let those unexpected spring culprits sully your smile this spring! Instead, schedule an appointment with your Keller, TX dentist at Brent Cornelius, DDS by calling 817-431-4200 today. We proudly welcome patients from Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Southlake, North Richland Hills, and all surrounding communities.