Surprising Things That End Up On (And In) Your Mouth!

Have you ever wondered about why your lips seem perfectly healthy one moment and then are really bothering you the next, even though you haven’t seemed to change up your routine at all? Have you ever thought about why the tip of your tongue feels strange out of nowhere? Let’s talk about some things that are getting on your lips and in your mouth without you even noticing! It can be beneficial for your oral health (and overall health) to keep these details in mind.

Lipstick And Lip Care

If you are someone who wears lipstick or uses any type of lip treatments, remember that what you put on your lips will inevitably end up in your mouth (and you’ll swallow it). It’s worth taking a look at ingredients to ensure you’re okay with them. If you notice your tongue feels strange after use, you may wish to consider a new product. Also, remember that lipstick can stain your teeth if you aren’t careful about application!

Facial Cleansers

When you wash your face, some amount of the cleanser ends up on your lips. This may be perfectly fine. Or, it may be a problem for your oral health, as it can dry out your lips. It can also end up in your mouth (keep your lips shut tight), irritating your mouth. Again, remind mindful of your technique and your product ingredients.

Topical Medication

Are you using a topical medication, cream, moisturizer, or anything else on your face? It’s easy to keep it out of your mouth but it’s more difficult to keep it from contact with your lips. To protect your oral health (your lips are included, remember), be very careful about keeping products away from this delicate tissue.

Remember To Carefully Care For Your Smile With Our Suggestions

We are happy to help you keep your lip health and oral health safe. Just ask for helpful tips! See our team for assistance with straightening out your smile care! Set up an appointment in Grand Prairie, TX by contacting your dentist at Pecan Tree Dental to schedule a visit at (972) 262-5111.