Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Let's face it, sunlight makes us feel better. We long for the sunshine when we've dealt with cloudy, rainy days. We easily associate sun exposure with skin cancer, but did you know the sun's rays can also cause lip cancer?
People who have jobs working outside are more prone to developing lip cancer and should use UV protection. The next time you are shopping for sunscreen, head on over to the chapstick area and choose one with good UV protection. Don't forget to choose the proper sunscreen levels for your small ones as well.
We want you to enjoy the summer months, but we also want you to be safe doing so. Small precautions such as UV chapstick can save you from weeks of painful therapy treatments.
So go ahead and get excited to be outside, just make sure you are protected! Afterall, we want you to enjoy many more summers in the future as well!
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Posted by LaserDennisT at 7:08 AM
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
This simple infographic breaks down the alarming stats and important information regarding oral cancer. Note that this infographic was designed in 2015. The death rate and overall statistics have increased every year since them.
Detection and prevention are your very best ways to steer clear of this prevalent cancer. You owe it to yourself and to your family members to stay vigilant and proactive with your semi-annual exams. Most dental insurance plans pay 100% of preventative care.
Let's work together to keep you and your family healthy and happy!
Call today to schedule or semi-annual exam!
Photo Source: OralCancerFoundation.org
Posted by LaserDennisT at 3:40 PM
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Did you know that Dr. Clark and our team members screen for oral cancer every time you come for your a six-month checkup? It may not seem like much, but this simple exam could save your life.
According the guidelines of the American Dental Association, the simple exam includes your lips, cheek lining, gums, the front part of your tongue, the floor of your mouth and the roof of your mouth, including your tonsils, the back section of your tongue and where your tongue attaches to the bottom of your mouth. Dr. Clark will also feel your jaw and neck for any lumps or abnormalities.
If for any reason you have a lump or sore that will not heal after two weeks, please do call us immediately. Your life could depend upon it!
Call to schedule your semi-annual exam today!
Posted by LaserDennisT at 9:35 AM