Yes, your smile health is one of your top priorities. Your smile helps others know when you’re happy, people stare at your smile when they meet you and as you converse, and you use your smile to eat! Unfortunately, even though this feature is often front and center, it can be very easy to overlook some potential hazards that can put it in harm’s way. We suggest you think over a couple details to ensure you really are doing all that you can to keep your lips, teeth, gums, and more in excellent shape.
Your Face Products Are Drying Your Lips
What do you use on your face during the day or at night? Are you using some type of facial cleanser? A toner, perhaps? Did you know that the things you’re applying to your face are likely coming into contact with your lips, too? And, you may even be licking them into your mouth (this happens with balms, lipsticks, etc.). Simply pay attention to what you use around and on your lips to ensure you’re not drying out these tissues, irritating them, or getting chemicals into your mouth. It’s a simple tip that will help you protect your smile health!
You’re Putting Germs In Your Mouth All Day
How often do you pick up a pen or pencil and nibble on the end? How often do you bite your nails? Do you rest your utensils on your work desk and then use them? Perhaps you leave your toothbrush on the sink and then use it without rinsing it. Germs and bacteria are on many surfaces! Remember to think first before you put something in your mouth and you’ll be keeping germs out, while protecting your smile health.
Protect Your Smile With Simple Daily Mindfulness
Remember that by treating your lips and smile with a little extra care, your efforts will go a long way in keeping your oral health safe. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.