Do you focus on your oral health care as much as possible, doing your best to ensure your gums are healthy, your teeth are healthy, and even your jaw joints are in good shape? If so, your lip health may be falling by the wayside. As a result, you may wonder what you should do to spend a bit more time concentrating on the health of your lips. In fact, you may not know where to begin! Allow us to offer you some introductory guidance, so you know your efforts are truly comprehensive in nature.
You may generally think that drinking water is good for your body but you may fail to realize that a hydrated body is a hydrated mouth! If you’ve been drinking a lot of soda, it’s quite hot outside, or you just haven’t been taking in much water, increase your consumption. Drinking around 64 ounces of water a day is great for your body and your lips, too.
Pay Attention To Lip Changes
Is your lip health something to worry about? No! Is it something to pay attention to? Of course. If you notice changes to your lips, such as blisters, sores, or discomfort, come in for a visit. Anything from a cold sore to oral cancer to a dry patch can occur – the sooner you find out what’s happening (and whether you need treatment), the sooner your lips can go back to their usual selves.
Find A Lip Balm You Like
Want to keep those lips healthy? Protect them from the elements by swiping on lip balm at least once a day or before bed. Want to protect them from the sun’s harmful rays? Your lip health will stay in good shape with SPF balm.