Not only can you reap the oral health benefits of the herbs you grow, but outdoors gardening is also good for physical and mental health. That said, nothing ruins a day gardening like an injury. Make sure to protect your oral health while gardening:
• Wear a wide-brimmed hat and use sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher to protect yourself. Make sure to use a lip balm with a high SPF. After all, lip balm tastes better than sunscreen and hurts less than sunburned lips.
• Stay hydrated with water to avoid both heat exhaustion and dry mouth. If you’re sweating excessively, go ahead and up your electrolyte intake.
• Prevent accidents, including face and dental injuries, by using extra caution with power tools. Try not to use your teeth to aid in tasks like tying knots or clipping string.
• Wear gloves to protect your hands. Also, try not to touch your face until you’ve washed your hands. Compost, dirt, bacteria and fungi (and everything that lives in both) should stay on the ground, not in your mouth.