You may notice that when you’re practicing your dental care at home or when you’re receiving it from our practice, you face some issue with dehydrated skin. Whatever the day, time, reason, or season, this can happen to anyone! As a result, your Riverside dentist suggests you learn a bit more about how your smile care may lead to issues like dry fingertips or papery lips and what to do about it! Fortunately, the solutions are simple ones.

Watch Those Washed Hands!

When you brush and your teeth, you may wash your hands first. This is a good idea because any germs on your fingertips can easily work their way into your body if you’re placing your fingers in your mouth (which you most certainly do when you floss). Of course, if you have any residue left on your hands after this home dental care, then you may wash them again. This can lead to dryness! When you’re all done with dental hygiene sessions, suggests your Riverside dentist, you might want to apply lotion to your hands. Keep a bottle nearby in the bathroom for easy application.

Saturate Your Lips For Supple Tissue

Now, think about the times when you just might need some lip treatment. When you visit our practice, it’s great to apply lip balm ahead of time, so lips can stretch comfortably during your exam, your cleaning, or a procedure, explains your Riverside dentist. You may also find that brushing, flossing, central heat and a/c, and even the use of certain cosmetics can dry your lip tissue. Keep your entire smile comfortable by finding a lip treatment you like and applying when necessary!

Keep Your Smile And Skin Safe With Our Suggestions

Remember that we are always ready to assist you with all aspects of your dental care! Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.