When the sun comes out and the weather begins getting nice and toasty, one of the last things on your mind might be lip cancer. While you may not think it’s something to be concerned about, this type of oral cancer presents a real threat. Unfortunately, if you don’t take proper precautions (which are very simple), damage from the sun’s harmful rays may most certainly occur. Of course, we are happy to offer you the information you need, so you can make the efforts required of protecting this delicate tissue, so it stays nice and healthy!
Schedule Your Checkups (Consistently)
If you know a lot about lip cancer (or very little), you may not have the ability to detect the problem until it’s become severe. For this problem and all other potential oral health problems, we always urge our patients to schedule their dental checkups with us without fail (every six months, that is, without any skipping). The preventive exams that we provide offer detection of problems that are more successfully treated sooner (rather than later). Don’t want to worry about what could be happening with your smile? Come see us. We will monitor your tissues for you.
Wear SPF Lip Products
To avoid the possibility of sun exposure leading to lip cancer, we have some very easy advice for you to follow. First, if you commonly wear lip products, ensure they contain SPF. If you do not wear lip products, beginning using a protective balm that includes an SPF. Whether you want your lip product to be visible or not, there are options on the market to suit all preferences (even matte balm that others cannot detect). Of course, shield lips as much as possible and remember that UV rays are generally the strongest between 10:00am and 4:00pm.
Keep Lips Safe With Home Care And Dental Checkups
By coming in for your dental checkups twice a year, you receive the protection you need through early detection of issues with anything from lips to teeth, gums, and more. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.