WINTER ORAL HEALTH TIPS

You may often find that as winter comes nearer, your dental problem also starts worsening. This is not good for your oral healthcare. During winters, you might face many problems regarding your teeth. You need to get regular check-ups done from the Cabrera Dental Associates or a dentist near you. Following you will find a few tips for oral health in winters-

Tooth Sensitivity: This problem occurs when your teeth hurt while eating (or drinking) hot or cold food items. Sometimes this problem also occurs because of the cold environment. To solve this problem, it becomes very important to follow a few points as given below-

  • You need to change your toothpaste. There are toothpastes in market specially made for the sensitive-teeth issues
  • Use toothbrush which have soft bristles and brush with care; do not move the brush too hard against your teeth and gums, it might work the opposite of what you are aiming for
  • You should keep rinsing your mouth with the help of salt water for a better result for your teeth

Cold Sores: This is another problem which is faced during the winter season. This problem occurs because of the cold weather and a weak immune system. To prevent the cold sores, you can try a few things, which are given below-

  • It is advisable to clean your hand after regular time periods
  • Don’t share food during this point of time because there is a high chance of diseases or bacteria spreading out
  • Try to have minimal skin to skin contact with people outside

Chapped lips: One of the most common problems which most of the people face is of chapped lips. This problem occurs because of dryness on lips and sometimes it causes pain too. To protect from this problem, you can follow things such as

  • Apply moisturization when you feel your lips getting dry
  • Now is the time to buy lip balms with SPF+ so you can enjoy happy lips

Cavity Care: One activity which everyone loves doing during the winter season is eating a lot of hot food items. People like to eat different types of food which either are avoided during the summer season or is not available. This creates a high chance of cavities too. In following ways, you can avoid cavities very well-

  • Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day and use floss for proper and thorough cleaning of your teeth
  • Drink water as much as you can, because it cleans food particles from between your teeth

One of the most important things in the cold season is that you get regular check-ups from the dentist so that they identify the symptoms early on and give you the required medication to solve the problem before it worsens.

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