Colder Weather: Things You Aren’t Expecting (But Should!)

You know that the summertime is the right time for certain things, such as protecting yourself from extreme heat, the sun, and all that they bring. You know that there will be parties and barbeques and as a result, our Southlake, TX team encourages you to take measures to protect yourself and your smile health. So, what about when the weather turns nice and cool and winter promises to arrive someday soon? Should you forget all about the extra care you’ve been taking or should it continue? Why, allow us to surprise you with our answers!

Keep Up With The SPF!

As you know, oral cancer prevention is always going to be part of the smile health care you receive during your checkups and cleanings (we perform simple yet effective oral cancer screenings!). To ensure you’re doing your part to keep the sun’s harmful rays from causing damage, we encourage you to keep up with the application of SPF on a daily basis. This means applying it to your face, with lip balm to your lips, and to any other exposed skin if you wish! Remember, the goal is to block those harmful rays, so your skin stays nice and healthy. Have questions? Just let us know during the next visit you schedule!

Don’t Forget About Parties You Least Expect

There may be some things you just don’t expect to arrive throughout the colder months that can shock you! Why not be ready for them? Keep in mind that there’s always the chance for an outdoor gathering like a dinner or BBQ in Texas when we get a lovely 80-degree day in the middle of autumn. Then, there are those winter weddings you forgot about. Wishing your smile was whiter? Take care of it now!

Remember To Keep Drinking Lots Of Water

Our team knows that you may associate an increase in your H2O intake specifically with summer months, increased perspiration, being out in the hot sun, etc. However, we remind you that it’s very important to get enough water throughout the entire year! Did you know you can become dehydrated during winter, too? Are you aware that central heat can dry your oral tissues, congestion can lead to dry mouth, and making sure you’re always getting enough water is important for your smile health in this way and others? Get that full 64 ounces a day, so you’re on track!

See Us For Your Cool Weather Care

Come in for the dental care you need during the fall and winter months, so you maintain your oral health! 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.