While you’re just doing your daily dental care thing, checking your brushing and flossing off of the list, scheduling checkups and cleanings, and paying attention to the important details, there’s something that may not occur to you: Dryness that can negatively impact your oral health and the way your smile feels. However, when it occurs in any form, our Virginia Beach, VA team knows it can be quite startling! How to continue moving forward with your usual smile care, while also addressing this lack of moisture you wonder? Your Virginia Beach dentist offers the (soothing) answers you could really use at the moment!
About Dry Mouth
Dry mouth is a form of dryness that you may not have a lot of experience with. However, when it shows up, you will most certainly recognize it! We remind you to let us know if you suddenly find that your mouth feels parched, that you have bad breath that won’t go away, that your saliva feels thick or somewhat tacky or stringy, or if you recognize any other signs of insufficient saliva! Ignoring it can pave the way for oral health problems like tooth decay, reminds your Virginia Beach dentist.
Treating Dry Mouth!
As mentioned, it’s very important to treat dry mouth. You can do so at home by drinking more water and determining whether you’re taking any medications that are causing it (or by treating any sort of upper respiratory issue that’s causing you to mouth breathe). For additional assistance, come in to see your Virginia Beach dentist ASAP for further care!
Dry Lip Tissue
Like any aspect of your oral health, your lips are very important! However, while you may feel like you are very knowledgeable with keeping your teeth, gums, and even tongue safe, when it comes to your lip tissue, you may feel like you’re just not even sure how to proceed! When dry, winter weather shows up and dries out that usually supple tissue, though, you realize it’s time to get knowledgeable as quickly as possible!
Helpful Tips For Lips
As for all types of concerns, remember that remaining hydrated will help with your lip comfort and hydration. Drink lots of water! Also remember during dryer times of the year to apply lip treatment, to keep harsh cosmetics away from your mouth, and to see our team if you require additional support!
Keep Your Mouth Moist With Our Care!
Address any type of smile-related dryness by coming in to talk with your Virginia Beach dentist, so you can ensure you’ve got sufficient saliva flow and that your mouth is not only health but comfortable, too! 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.