Technically, it’s autumn at the moment. However, in Dallas, TX, it feels like summer is still hanging around and not too interested in saying goodbye. With that said, our team reminds you of something you know all too well: The temperature drop will suddenly happen and with the colder weather, you may immediately find your kiddos dealing with very dry, splitting lips as you wonder what to do. Fortunately, implementing some changes right now will help your whole family avoid this unpleasant side effect of sudden weather shifts, so you can smile comfy smiles with optimal lip health!
Remind Teens: Be Careful With Face Wash, Etc.!
During the warm, humid months of summer, your teens may be completing their skin care with drying cleansers and possibly with topicals for skin concerns. However, once the weather shifts, though their skin may continue to respond well to whatever regimen they have selected, their lip tissue may become more prone to irritation. We encourage you to remember that the simple answer here is to remind your teens to be careful to keep harsh washes, astringents, and more away from delicate lip tissue, so their lip health doesn’t suffer.
Check Soap And Other Products
It may be time to start considering making a switch, if you tend to use more moisturizing products during the autumn and winter seasons! This can include anything from soap to moisturizers, lotions, shampoo, and more! Remember that anything coming into contact with your child’s facial skin can contribute to dryness if it reaches your child’s lip tissue, so this is simply something to consider!
Hand Out Lip Treatment To All!
In addition to scheduling your child’s next dental checkup and cleaning, there’s something else we suggest you follow through on soon: Get started with lathering on that lip treatment, if you aren’t already. There’s quite a lot on the market, so check out the choices and see what works best for you and your children, as you enjoy hydrated lips from now through the cooler months ahead. Hint: Remember that very young children may love licking flavored balms, so unflavored may be a better bet.
Revive Water Intake If It’s Dropped
Keep that water intake nice and high! Though the weather will become cooler, it may also become drier and turning on central heat can become quite dehydrating, too! Water is wonderful for your oral health, lip health included!
Keep Your Family’s Lip Health Safe
Don’t assume that you are facing autumn and winter without any hope for avoiding dehydrated lips! Come to our practice for checkups, as well as seasonal advice, that will ensure you enjoy year-round smile 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 and more.