None of us love waking up to a heat advisory, yet they happen! This means that we face excessive and possibly dangerously high temperatures that can make your day go from happy-go-lucky to one that you need to consider carefully. From our perspective, of course, this means taking your oral health into consideration in a slightly different way. Sure, you always need water and to care for your teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues, but when you’re sweating more and you feel like you’re being blasted by the sun, things are different! Let your Corona dentist from our Corona, CA practice offer up hints that will keep your smile nice and safe.
Don’t Forget Your Water Intake
The number one thing you can do for yourself on very hot days (and all year round, of course) is to drink more water. Make sure you’re getting a satisfactory amount, suggests your Corona dentist, to help you avoid everything from dry mouth to true dehydration!
Don’t Be Fooled By Cool-Looking Alcoholic Beverages
You don’t want to deal with any of the problems that come with a lack of hydration and the development of dry mouth (from bad breath to tooth decay, periodontal problems, and more). So, when it’s particularly hot out, we encourage you to skip the dehydrating alcoholic drinks that may look and sound extremely attractive because they sure seem like they’re going to cool you off. A beer, a daiquiri, and more will hurt you, rather than helping you. As mentioned, fill up on water for the time being (or be sure if you do indulge to drink a glass of water following each beverage).
Slather On The Lip And Skin Treatments
Our team and our Corona dentist remind you that when the temps are hot and the sun is shining brightly, the skin on and around your mouth are in need of some special attention, too. So, take our suggestions seriously to ensure your skin is moist, supple, and protected:
- Apply moisturizing lip balm throughout the day and at night
- Use sunscreen on your face and around your mouth
- Use a lip treatment with SPF when you’re outdoors or near a window
Keep Your Summer Smile Safe With Suggestions
Rely on your Corona dentist’s hints in order to keep your oral health safe even during very warm weather. Give us a call in Corona, 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.