How Makeup Can Make or Break Your Smile


Posted on 7/12/2021 by Sundeep Rawal, DDS
How Makeup Can Make or Break Your SmileWhile makeup improves your facial appearance, its continued use can cause damage to your skin. Most makeup products contain some chemicals that may be harmful to your health. Besides, some makeup products will cause itchiness, irritation, and some cases, skin disease. Your oral health can also be affected by excessive use of makeup. Therefore, you should understand the various risks associated with makeup for better usage.

Chemicals Could Cause Tooth Infections


When applying makeup, the use of lipstick can cause direct damage to your teeth. Lipstick is preserved by a substance known as bismuth oxychloride, a highly dangerous and corrosive chemical. When this chemical gets in direct contact with your teeth gums, it could cause several dental conditions. For instance, the acid will wear down the enamel, making it susceptible to bacteria intrusion. This increases the risk of tooth decay and tooth sensitivity. You could also develop gum disease and other serious oral conditions.

Dry Gums and Skin


Using makeup products that don't suit your skin can make it dehydrated. As a result, your gums could also become dry. The presence of saliva in the mouth is very important. Without it, the risk of infections is high. Food particles will get stuck on the gums and feed bacteria. Such conditions could lead to tooth decay. You could also experience bleeding gums due to a lack of saliva.

Breakouts


Makeup can cause breakouts due to improper diet, certain medications, and hormonal imbalance. Regular and consistent use of makeup can cause skin breakouts that will affect your smile. If your skin is prone to acne, it is a good idea to limit your makeup usage. By applying less makeup, you will help improve your skin's health. You also reduce the risk of blackheads. Visit our offices for more information on the effects of makeup.

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