Spring has begun, as you have likely taken note of with a smile, and that means we’re inching our way closer to summer. Of course, our Virginia Beach, VA team hopes you remember that as the temps heat up and seasons change, it means you could find yourself more prone to the development of dry mouth. Consider some suggestions we have to assist you in maintaining your oral moisture, which will help you maintain your oral health!
Drink More Water! Simple.
We remind patients that drinking enough water is always important. Of course, this isn’t only true during warm weather but during all times of the year. However, if you’ve been a little bit less active and comfortable without breaking a sweat throughout winter, it can be easy to keep up your usual habits that you’ve formed throughout the cooler months. The result? You may more easily become dehydrated as you kick up the activity level (and the temps go up) because you need more water. Drink more, stay healthy, avoid dry mouth. Easy.
Treat Those Allergies
With warmer weather comes the blooming of just about everything, as the world wakes up again! As this occurs, pollen counts (and more) go on the rise. If you’re sensitive to such changes, then you may end up with upper respiratory congestion, which can make it hard to breathe through your nose. When you breathe through your mouth instead, it can dry your saliva, which can contribute heavily to dry mouth and oral health problems that stem from it (like decay). Remember to treat allergies as you see fit to keep your smile healthy!
Careful With Additional Time Outdoors
Of course, we’d like for you to drink more water in part because you may be spending more time outdoors, more time being active, and you will be depleting your body’s store of moisture at a more rapid rate. In addition, we encourage you to remember that in order to stave off issues related to dehydration and overheating, you should also be mindful of protecting yourself from the sun. Wear a hat! Slap on some sunscreen (it helps prevent cancer that can develop on your face and lips, too). Add some hydrating lip balm to your smile, so you don’t end up with cracked lips. You’ll be happy you’re on track, as dry mouth stays away and your oral health remains in lovely condition.
Prevent Dry Mouth This Spring
We encourage you to do your best to keep your oral moisture levels up and your overall hydration in check this spring! However, should dry mouth affect you, we always invite you to pay us a visit. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach and all surrounding communities.