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Do Healthy Lips Influence My Dental Hygiene

Posted on 6/19/2023 by Dr. Michael Han
Do Healthy Lips Influence My Dental HygieneYes! The best thing you can do for your lips is to use a hydrating lip balm every two hours. In addition to applying lip sunscreen, exfoliate your lips to eliminate dry, chapped skin and prevent picking. Remember to drink a minimum of eight glasses of water daily, even more, if it is boiling or you are out in the sun.

Why must lips be protected from the sun?

Your lips are just as exposed to the sun's rays as the rest of your body, making them prone to skin cancer. A lip sunscreen that filters out UV rays protects this often-overlooked form of cancer and much-needed sunburn prevention.

How may burnt lips be treated?

Did you forget to apply sunscreen, or did the sun get the best of you this time? If your lips are redder than usual, painful to the touch, puffy, or have little white blisters, they may be sunburned. Try immersing a soft washcloth in ice water and placing it on your lips for relief. Additionally, you can use moisturizer to promote healing, but you should avoid anything containing petroleum. Anti-inflammatory drugs available without a prescription will alleviate the pain. A light sunburn should persist between three to five days.

How do healthy lips influence my dental hygiene?

Taking care of one's mouth begins with the lips! Brushing and flossing will not be enjoyable if your lips are burnt, sensitive, or swollen. Even worse, lip cancer would significantly influence your oral health. Protecting your lips from the sun is a simple method to maintain a happy and healthy mouth.

Now that you know how to maintain your lips healthy and protected, you may advise your friends and family to do the same! Protect your lips against sunburn, dangerous radiation that can cause cancer, and possibly even sun-induced lip wrinkles. To stay hydrated in the heat, drink plenty of water and treat sunburns immediately. Call our offices to book an appointment with our dentists.


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