Cold Weather: Keep Kids’ Smiles Happy!

Your child doesn’t know why his or her mouth feels sticky but know something feels weird. Your daughter might not know why her lips suddenly feel papery and uncomfortable and she might not say anything about it until they’re quite dry! Your son may not realize that he keeps waking up coughing because winter is not always kindly and can dry out his oral tissues. However, you know these things! Let’s review some details to keep an eye out for (for your own and your child’s oral health) this winter, so everyone keeps comfortable smiles.

Pop A Humidifier Into Their Rooms

Are your kids experiencing dry mouths? Waking up coughing in the middle of the night due to dry throats? Perhaps there are winter sniffles and you know you need to do something, especially since the heater running all night makes everything even drier. Not to worry. Place a humidifier in your children’s rooms! It will help rehydrate tissues by keeping air moisture levels up (and oral health all the safer).

Offer Up Kid-Friendly Lip Balm

Kids are usually fans of the fruity flavored lip balms, which coat lips and keep them comfortable. Of course, comfy lips mean that oral health care at home also remains comfortable! Hint: You can find matte lip balm with a quick online search and in many stores, if your son or daughter is not thrilled with the glossiness of regular balm.

Keep The Water Flowing

What does your child request when he or she comes home from school on a particularly chilly day? How about on the weekend? Are there are lot of requests for hot chocolate? Other warm drinks? Remember to include water throughout winter, too, so nobody ends up with dehydration and the dry tissues that can cause sticky, cottony-feeling mouths (and yucky breath).

Keep Smiles Comfortable This And All Seasons

Come in for care, regardless of what you need, so you can ensure that your kids feel comfortable and their smiles are in excellent health. Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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