Cold weather is something that not everyone enjoys. When it happens, a wide set of problems can occur because of it.
Not only does it cause problems with your skin, but it can also cause problems with the mouth and gums, as well.
Protecting yourself and making sure that your mouth is moist is the best way to go when it comes to taking care of yourself in the cold winter months.
Problems with Your Mouth in the Winter
When the weather is cold, you tend to breathe through your mouth more than your nose. This causes your mouth to dry out more. In addition to this, you will find that the brisk winter wind does even more when it comes to your sinuses.
By drinking plenty of water, covering up your mouth and nose and making sure to keep chapstick on your lips can ensure that your face is kept moist. Chewing sugarless gum can help to combat the dry mouth feeling and also reducing the amount of caffeine you drink can also help.
Caffeine further dries out the mouth when it is consumed excessively. By doing all of these things, you can ensure that your mouth stays moist and that the bacteria in your mouth stay stabilized. This cuts back on the number of cavities and decay that is found in the mouth due to it being dry from the winter air.
Give us a call today to find out more about what you can do for your mouth when it comes to the winter months and keeping healthy. The colder months of the year is the time when you find that germs are all over and keeping yourself as healthy as possible is the best way to go for not only your overall health but your dental health, as well.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us today.